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Health, Lockdown,
Published 26.06.2020 08:33
In Brazil, a psychiatrist serves the poorest population through Whatsapp.
Vicente de Paulo Gomes Júnior used to help the vulnerable population before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, because of the quarantine, he decided to continue answering online. According to the psychiatrist, in this moment of isolation people are susceptible to the appearance of disorders or they can aggravate psychiatric problems.
Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 12:50
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $500 million emergency loan for Pakistan.
It is set to help Pakistan deliver social protection programs to the poor and the vulnerable, expand health sector capabilities and offer fiscal stimulus and create jobs.  
Inclusion,
Published 24.06.2020 09:13
The South Korean government on June 3 proposed its biggest stimulus package of $29-billion as it seeks to boost the economy.
The package includes the creation of 550,000 jobs and emergency funds to small and medium businesses. It is the third stimulus package announced by the government.
Inclusion,
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).
Unemployment, ,
Published 20.06.2020 10:47
In Kenya unemployed professionals have set up a road side market during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Various unemployed professionals who lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic have set up a roadside market in a residential area in Kenya’s Kiambu County. Sellers at the market are selling various items such as herbal supplements and imported used goods from the trunks of their cars. They came up…
Unemployment,
Published 19.06.2020 05:19
Malaysia has launched a fourth economic stimulus package valued at $8.2 billion (RM35 billion), aiming at checking unemployment.
The plan includes wage subsidies extension from three months to six months. Up to 200,000 jobless and younger Malaysians will also be benefited.
Health, ,
Published 18.06.2020 16:17
In South Africa a pharmaceutical retailer is offering free Covid-19 testing to the unemployed.
A pharmaceutical retailer, Dischem has committed to offering unemployed South Africans without medical aid free Covid-19 testing. To access the test one has to phone in to apply for the service or receive a referral from their family doctor. Once approved the company will send a voucher and directions to…
Inclusion, Unemployment,
Published 15.06.2020 10:30
In Costa Rica, the government is publishing the work of entrepreneurs to help them to find a job.
In the city of Tibás, the local government’s press and communication department is publishing informative videos about the services that entrepreneurs offer. The videos are published on the official social networks of the municipality of Tibás. The priority is to publicize the work of people who have been hit by…
Unemployment,
Published 14.06.2020 14:27
Singapore plans another $23.2 billion as its fourth stimulus package to support the economy.
Along with the previous three stimulus packages, Singapore will spend around $70.4 billion to manage economic impact. The measures include wage support, rental waivers for small businesses and create job opportunities.
Inclusion,
Published 10.06.2020 11:07
In Brazil, an elderly man is distributing lunch boxes and water to the homeless in downtown São Paulo.
Robson Mendonça is 67 years old and since 2010 has been delivering food and water to the homeless. Despite being in the risk group for Covid-19, he continues to take to the streets in the center of the capital and delivers about 2,000 meals a day. Robson has a partnership…

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