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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…
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…
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 12:15
In India, the government organized trains to send home hundreds of thousands of migrant workers who were stranded for weeks.
Many people who had migrated from rural areas to large cities have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Since public transport was suspended due to the Covid-19 restrictions, thousands of them had to walk long distances to return.
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.05.2020 17:03
Vietnam donates 15,000 face masks to French associations and local authorities.
The masks were first sent to organizations such as the Overseas Vietnamese Association, the Vietnamese Students’ Association, the France-Vietnam Friendship Association,the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Groups in the French Senate and National Assembly, the Communist Party of France and the City Halls of Paris. Some pledged to distribute the face masks…
Published 21.05.2020 08:17
In Germany, the government allowed farmers to pay charter flights for migrant workers in April and May.
About 28,000 workers have been flown from Romania and Bulgaria to Germany in these months under this airlift program, according to The New York Times. The opposition Greens party has criticized the measure as “scandalous and irresponsible.”
Published 16.05.2020 12:00
In Brazil, migrants and refugees have been hired to sew cloth masks.
These masks are being distributed in shelters for the elderly, transsexuals and the homeless. The project aims to help people who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and to help vulnerable population by donating masks. The project belongs to the Public Ministry of Labor (MPT, in portuguese) and…

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