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Published 27.04.2020 06:26
In Iraq, volunteers have come together to support those with no income.
Activists, community figures, local religious leaders distribute essential items to the most vulnerable in Baghdad. They use donations and collect private contributions through social media to buy lentils, beans, rice and sugar, which they later pack and take through checkpoints as the city is under strict government curfew to contain…
Published 27.04.2020 05:35
In Cuba, a restaurant partnered with a the scooter club to deliver food to the elderly.
Juanky’s Pan, a burger restaurant in Havana, Club de Motos Eléctricas (the Scooter Club) and Mandao, a Cuban courier service came together during the pandemic to deliver food to the most vulnerable population. Other restaurants in the city are also supporting the elderly, such as he Cafe Crystal restaurant, in…
Published 26.04.2020 21:55
In Vietnam, an entrepreneur created a rice-ATM for people affected by lockdown.
The automatic machine located in Ho Chi Minh City provides free rice for people who can not work out due to the nationwide lockdown, many of them previously working as street vendors, housekeepers, lottery tickets sellers or in other informal jobs. The inventor is a businessman called Hoang Tuan Anh…
Published 26.04.2020 21:12
In Spain, WhatsApp is saving traditional groceries during the pandemic.
The lockdown has forced butchers and small grocery stores to reinvent themselves to serve orders from customers who previously purchased directly from the store. In Madrid, the orders at Mercado 47, a platform launched in 2016 by the city council to buy online directly from the greengrocer or fishmonger, have…
Published 26.04.2020 21:02
In China, fast food receipts include the body temperature of the cooker.
And of the driver who delievered the food. Since the health crisis began, fast food chains like McDonald’s had also implemented contactless pickup, so customers ordered remotely by mobile phones and the delivery person put the meal in a special spot for being collected.
Published 26.04.2020 12:17
In Zimbabwe the EatOut Movement is working with Social Services to accommodate the homeless community.
They were chased out of the Harare CBD due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The movement aims to end homelessness one life at a time.  They have thus far secured 3 centres to accommodate children, men and women separately and have also collected donations of food, utensils, cleaning products, bedding, bath…
Published 26.04.2020 12:01
In Botswana a supermarket in the village of Selebi Phikwe donated food vouchers to people in the informal sector.
Daily Needs Supermarket donated P25 000 (Approximately US$ 2000) worth of food vouchers to 50 people in the informal sector. The donation will help vendors whose businesses were hit hard during the period of extreme social distancing. The manager said to the local newspaper Daily News that the small businesses…
Published 26.04.2020 11:48
In Russia, an online bar opens to fight the loneliness of social distancing.
A group of designers from Saint Petersburg, the Shishki Collective, set the bar to help self-isolating people around the world connect with others over a beer or glass of wine. It is a virtual conferencing space, with several thematic rooms where people can meet. There are also rules to avoid…
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Published 26.04.2020 11:47
At the Colombia-Venezuela border, the NGO Wine to Water delivered water purification filters to indigenous population.
The lack of clean and safe water is one of the concerns to prevent the contagion of Covid-19 among the Colombian-Venezuelan indigenous community of the Yupka tribe in this area. This nonprofit together with Samaritan’s Purse also trained community leaders in the efficient use of the filter and received guidelines…
Published 26.04.2020 11:05
In Brazil, Redes da Maré launched a campaign to get basic items to favelas.
In Rio de Janeiro, the non-profit group distribute basic food baskets and hygiene kits to residents, and they are in dialogue with religious leaders to raise awareness on social distance. This organisation has social programs for residents in Maré, a complex of 16 favela communities in the North of Rio…

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