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Published 24.06.2020 15:05
In Morocco agricultural workers have been flown back to Italy for work.
Seasonal agricultural workers from Morocco have been flown back to Italy using chartered planes paid for by farmer groups in order to harvest. Italy relies on 350,000 foreign agriculture workers who reside and work in the country from March to November every year. The workers were tested for Covid-19 prior…
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…
Health, Inclusion,
Published 09.06.2020 15:08
In Singapore, 600,000 short term bed spaces will be created for foreign workers by the end of 2020 to help contain Covid-19.
After this first step, future dorms with more space will also be designed to reduce the risk of infectious diseases outbreaks.
Inclusion, ,
Published 08.06.2020 15:18
In Kenya a refugee soap maker has lowered the prices of his products.
Innocent Havyarimana, a Burundian refugee and a soap maker living at the Kakuma camp, in Kenya has decided to lower the prices of his products during the Covid-19 pandemic. He explained that he realized that everyone needs his products to fight the virus and as such decided to make them…
Inclusion, ,
Published 08.06.2020 12:19
In Niger refugees have set up a mini-factory for hygiene products at an emergency transit mechanism (ETM) centre.
The refugees are producing bars of soap, liquid hand wash, bleach, and water containers for free distribution to fellow refugees and the local community. The project was initiated in 2019 by UNHCR as a means of teaching women at the center new skills however at the onset of the Covid-19…
Lockdown, Unemployment, ,
Published 05.06.2020 16:03
In Somalia the UNHCR is providing cash assistance to 20 000 refugees.
In order to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown, the UNHCR has extended a once-off multi-purpose cash grant to supplement the monthly subsistence allowance of 20 000 refugees in the country. The organization has also paid the refugee’s monthly subsistence allowance three months in advance to…
Published 31.05.2020 12:09
In Bangladesh, the government announced an additional $235 million (Tk 20 billion) stimulus package on May 14.
The package aims to help migrant workers, unemployed youth and rural population, which made the total stimulus package past $11.77 billion.The amount is equivalent to 3.6 percent of the country’s GDP.
Published 28.05.2020 12:16
In Italy, the government approved a decree that entails a six-month temporary stay permit intended to allow undocumented migrants to work with a regular contract.
If by the end of six months a migrant has a contract from their employer, they can apply to convert the temporary permit into a longer-term work permit. The amnesty was pushed by agriculture associations across Italy looking to fill the gap left by at least 200,000 seasonal labourers.
Published 28.05.2020 10:16
Nearly 15,000 stranded Indians were evacuated from abroad starting May 7.
Indian diplomatic missions around the world have started registering citizens who were stranded when Covid-19-related travel restrictions were put in place by India and other countries. India will bring back those who want to return because they have lost their jobs or to meet their families. The government will operate…
Published 26.05.2020 18:30
India Observatory, an open-source database, launched a map tracking migrants movement in real time and facilities on their routes.
The platform, created by Forest Ecological Security (FES), offers information on transportation and healthcare facilities. It uses information from 55 organisations on the ground, mostly in rural areas. In India, the world’s second-most populous country, the lockdown triggered a mass exodus, forcing millions of rural workers to flee cities by…

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