Assistance to elderly and disabled citizens of Beli Manastir, Croatia

In Osjecko-Baranja County (Croatia) around 20 % of population are over 65 years old which makes it one of the areas with the oldest population in Europe. Many of them live alone in rural and remote parts, with no close relatives nearby and with not enough financial resources. Public social sector proves to be inefficient in these cases, so civil organizations needs to be their main support system. IRIS network member organization “Oaza”, throughout their project, educated around 70 members of different civil society organizations which are now fully trained to provide much needed assistance and services to over 1500 elderly and disabled citizens of town of Beli Manastir.