Serbia’s enormous progress in charity

We are more humane: Serbia’s enormous progress in charity

Serbia is among the three countries, along with the Czech Republic and China, that achieved the greatest progress in charity during 2021, announced the Foundation for the Support of Charitable Organizations.

From last year’s 48th position, the numerous good deeds of citizens and companies “raised” our country to 27th place, out of a total of 119 countries.which participated in the research, is stated in the announcement and reminds that just five years ago, Serbia was in 132nd place on this world list of charities.

In 2021, the most humane was Indonesia, followed by Kenya, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Myanmar… and when it comes to countries from the region, Bosnia and Herzegovina was placed in the 42nd position, Bulgaria is in the 54th position, Hungary at 62…

The announcement states that the global research agency Gallup conducts research for this Index every year and measures three types of behavior – monetary donations where Serbia is in 11th place, helping unknown persons where it is in 39th position and volunteering for charitable causes in which our country is the weakest and is in 116th place.

As stated, citizens of Serbia donated as much as 60 percent of the total amount, while the business sector donated 33 percent.

When looking at the structure of donation recipients, the first place are non-profit organizations dealing with humanitarian, social and social issues (41.6 percent), individuals/families (32.7 percent), public institutions (20.1 percent) and local and national authorities (3.9 percent).

The structure of end users of donations convincingly puts people with health problems in the first place – as much as 65 percent of charity actions went to the treatment of health-impaired citizens.

As it is added, they are followed by users of local community services, socially vulnerable people, mothers and babies, migrants, people with disabilities…

The World Giving Index, which is created every year by the Foundation for the Support of Charitable Organizations, was presented in New York at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly.

Source: Politics, Tanjug

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