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Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
Published 18.06.2020 13:15
In the UK, Bromyard FM, a local community radio station, brings valuable information, entertainment and a sense of togetherness during the pandemic.
It began broadcasting online in late March, run by two DJs, Richie Palmer and Nikki Ivison. They deliver a combination of uplifting music and entertainment, along with public health information. They also interact with listeners during the live shows via the Bromyard FM Facebook group that currently has some 5,400 followers.
Published 16.06.2020 16:18
In India, an online collective of “Caremongers” is reaching out to help the elderly and other vulnerable groups.
The group, which now has about 45,000 members, was started by Mahita Nagaraj, a digital marketing professional from Bangalore, in the early days of the pandemic. She got the idea after a few friends living abroad asked her for help checking in with their elderly parents in India. In addition…
Published 05.06.2020 11:10
In Honduras, rural women sew masks to prevent Covid-19.
It is an initiative of the Red COMAL Network, from the Rural Caja 21 de mayo, a community initiative led by women. Its leader, Lucia Sarmiento and other women sew fabric masks for families and their community. Another part of the production is sold in the city Comayagua.
Published 24.05.2020 19:04
In Poland, a database of initiatives that help through the pandemic is being launched.
It is called Open Initiatives. It is part of a broad social movement, operating pro bono, with technological and substantive support from Netguru, which gathers in one place all initiatives related to the fight against Covid-19 in Poland. The movement combines people with extensive experience from various industries and sectors,…
Published 24.05.2020 14:03
In Kazakhstan, Market.kz, a popular online database of products and services, started a new section with mutual aid during the pandemic.
“We are united!” is the new section devoted to offers related to Covid-19 and quarantine, such as announcements of job opportunities, requests for free food, clothes, products for children and the elderly. The platform is used by volunteers and international and local humanitarian organisations, such as the Kazakh Red Crescent.
Published 19.05.2020 20:24
In Haiti, UNICEF and ACTED train community leaders against Covid-19.
250 community leaders have already been trained by the organizations since the first Covid-19 case was confirmed on March 19. Leaders learn to advise on the mode of transmission, preventive measures, and what to do in case of symptoms of the disease. UNICEF and ACTED have already worked against the…
Published 13.05.2020 20:02
In Algeria, grassroots initiatives emerged in the midst of the pandemic.
The owner of a party hall in Bejaïa posted an ad on facebook offering his hall for homeless and volunteers sewing masks and delivering food in the capital, Oran. The authorities do not always welcome these spontaneous activities. French newspaper Le Monde reported about a recent decret announcing that voluntary…
Published 27.04.2020 12:46
In Cameroon a youth group in Yaoundé is making and donating hand sanitizers.
A Cameroonian youth leader Christian Achaleke, has brought together members of the youth from his community with a medical background to produce and distribute free hand sanitizers in a bid to counter the lack of availability and price hikes caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The group has built a laboratory…
Published 27.04.2020 12:02
Safe Hands Kenya delivers free soap, hand sanitizer and face masks.
It was launched by a coalition of community groups and technology firms. All members have pledged to uphold three principles: not profit, speed and to reach the most vulnerable. The CEO of Safe Hands Kenya is Andrew Waititu, former CEO of GE Healthcare East Africa, who has been involved in…

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