Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation is an international effort founded in 1993 as an urgent response to the tragic situation in the former Yugoslavia, which was afflicted by conflict and sanctions. HRH Crown Princess Katherine has strived to obtain and channel help through Lifeline and has been an active patron ever since.
Our goal is to reduce and relieve the suffering of physically and mentally disabled children, orphans, the elderly as well as to improve medical facilities
in the country.
We believe in treating everyone in need of our assistance with dignity and respect, affirming the principles of honesty, integrity and good faith.
We will be the lifetime partners of the people of Serbia in promoting health, wellness and stability.
ABOUT OUR PATRON
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princesses Katherine lived in exile for many years. Despite that, they have always had Serbia in their hearts.
During these difficult years, Crown Princess Katherine provided, through her hard work, a very large amount of humanitarian aid distributed throughout the former Yugoslavia. The Crown Princess believes there are no borders in suffering.
In 1993 Crown Princess Katherine founded Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation with offices in the United States (Chicago and New York), Canada (Toronto), United Kingdom (London) and Greece (Athens).
When Their Royal Highnesses returned to Belgrade in July 2001 it was natural for the scope of their humanitarian activities to expand. At the beginning of August 2001, the Foundation of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine was established.
The Foundation of Princess Katherine’s daily work includes contacts with the following ministries that have a crucial role in the development of projects: the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economics and Regional Development; the Ministry of Privatisation, the Ministry of Labour and Employment; the Ministry of Education; the Ministry of Health and Environment; and the Ministry of Trade and Tourism.
Activities have been expanded to cultural institutions, schools and universities by including scholarships and improving communication between students and experts from foreign countries.
Other important activities include raising money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals. Thousands of children from facilities throughout the country are guests at the Royal Palace every Christmas and Easter when they receive presents. Help is also provided to many refugees and underserved areas of the country.
The Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation London serves as the governing body of the organisation’s mission and operations. Each member of the board assumes the responsibility to initiate and establish the policies governing the Organisation and to maintain a fiduciary responsibility over the financial affairs of the Organisation.