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Published 23.06.2020 13:46
In Mexico, the company KJ makes sturdy, economical and ecological cardboard coffins.
The idea came up during the Covid-19 pandemic to help families who cannot afford to pay for a traditional funeral service. A coffin costs around 540 dollars (12,000 Mexican pesos), but cardboard coffins cost less than 9 dollars (200 Mexican pesos).
Inclusion,
Published 23.06.2020 12:41
In Mexico, police and firefighters deliver food baskets to vulnerable families.
The teams delivered 10,000 food baskets in Ecatepec city thanks to donations received from business people, public servants, and other citizens.
Inclusion,
Published 23.06.2020 10:36
In Cambodia, Better Factories Cambodia (BFC), a program of the International Labor Organization, launched a mobile phone hotline.
 The hotline uses an automated system that workers can call to learn about Covid-19 prevention measures. It aims to provide information to workers about preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Inclusion,
Published 22.06.2020 17:00
In Colombia, six jails hold online its prison theater festival due to the pandemic.
The 4th Carcerário Theater Festival aimed at helping inmates resocialize. This is the fourth edition of this festival, which took place between June 15 and 20. This year the plays were recorded and posted online to prevent from putting inmates at risk. The prisons that participated in this online festival…
Inclusion,
Published 22.06.2020 14:10
In Costa Rica, the Ministry of Health and the National Union of Local Governments launched a campaign to protect trash collectors.
The goal of the “Entre Héroes Nos Cuidamos” campaign is to encourage the population to separate recyclable, organic and medical waste, in addition to disinfecting garbage bags to prevent trash collectors from getting Covid-19.
Inclusion,
Published 22.06.2020 14:06
Taiwan plans to use stimulus coupons to boost consumer spending by $3.3 billion this year. 
Citizens can pay $33 to the government to get $100 worth of cash-equivalent. The coupon can be spent in most shops.
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 16:35
In Chile, the Ministry of Education has created a working group to prevent school dropout during the pandemic.
The group brings together education specialists who must review the measures already implemented to prevent students from leaving school and adapt them to the context of the pandemic. Experts should also come up with ideas to identify the challenges o stfudents at risk.
Inclusion, ,
Published 19.06.2020 16:05
In Kenya a radio host is providing Covid-19 updates to refugees in three refugee camps.
Abdullahi Mire, a community organizer, activist, and radio host is using his radio show that broadcasts on weekdays to update refugees leaving in Dadaab, Kenya on the Covid-19 pandemic. He also invites various experts on the subject to dispel myths surrounding the pandemic. Mire has become well known for his…
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 12:24
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a court established that the local government must deliver computers and provide Internet to students in low-income neighborhoods.
It established the obligation of the city of Buenos Aires to deliver a laptop, notebook or tablet to each public school student who is in a situation of social vulnerability. The measure aims at helping all the students attend classes online.
Inclusion,
Published 19.06.2020 10:30
In Thailand, the government has approved a $722 million subsidy to spur domestic tourism.
In Thailand, tourism makes up more than 10% of its economy. This year it is estimated that it will shrink 5% to 6%, which is the worst performance since the Asian financial crisis in 1997.

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