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Inclusion,
Published 02.06.2020 07:59
In Spain, over 35,000 volunteers have contributed with the Red Cross amidst the pandemic.
Cruz Roja Española, the Spanish subsidiary of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, launched a massive operation in the country, that includes more than 5,000 health transfers, 200,000 deliveries of essential goods and the deployment of more than 93 shelters for homeless people.
Unemployment, ,
Published 30.05.2020 10:43
In South Africa breweries are being converted into a soup kitchen during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Cape Town, a group of brewery owners have turned their idle breweries into soup kitchens to help feed the unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The collective known as the Brewers Soup Collective wants to convert all of the city’s breweries into soup kitchens. The government has banned the sale…
Lockdown, ,
Published 26.05.2020 13:12
In Senegal the government has pledged to provide food aid to 1 million families affected by Covid-19.
Each household will receive food packages consisting of 10 kilograms of rice, 10 kilograms of sugar, 10 litres of oil and 18 pieces of soap. The estimated price of each package is US$ 109. By supporting households the government believes they will reach approximately 8-10 million people.
Unemployment, ,
Published 26.05.2020 12:45
In Tunisia, an NGO is distributing food aid using text messages.
The Sustainable Food Bank has partnered with a local supermarket to provide food aid to families who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19. Through the partnership the NGO pays the supermarket directly for groceries and sends out a text message to recipient families crediting them with an…
Inclusion,
Published 10.05.2020 18:09
In Valencia, Spain, the school free meal is replaced by a SMS that can be exchanged at the supermarket during the pandemic.
The parents of the 58,000 students who usually receive free school meals  in that region can exchange a €120 SMS-voucher in Consum supermarkets. 16% of students in Spain depend on school food scholarships. In Madrid, the regional government’s response has been widely criticized, after reaching an agreement with fast food…
Inclusion,
Published 09.05.2020 12:31
In the UK, volunteers built a grassroots National Food Service to tackle food insecurity.
The National Food Service is a network of initiatives built by and for the communities. The network first started in 2018. The founding organization is the Food Hall, a volunteer community hub in Sheffield. The network is made up of 13 branches and each branch is autonomous. During the lockdown…
Unemployment,
Published 07.05.2020 19:00
In Costa Rica, Juntos por Guanacaste project is raising funds to help unemployed.
The Guanacaste Community Fund together with other organizations in the Santa Cruz tourist area created this project to help families from 31 communities who are unemployed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Basic food baskets and products such as soaps, disinfectant towels and gel alcohol are delivered.
Inclusion,
Published 07.05.2020 17:08
A group of Uruguayan restaurant owners, chefs and hotel staff created an alliance to distribute meals to soap kitchens.
The name of the initiative is El Fuego Prendido and it is a non-profit alliance to bring their expertise helping “ollas populares” (soup kitchens) in Uruguay. Volunteers cook and deliver food. They accept donations for the project.
Inclusion,
Published 05.05.2020 15:09
In Bolivia, the police are teaching in Quechua language how to properly use gloves and masks.
The officers collected food and protection materials thanks to donations from solidarity neighbors and distributed them among remote areas. In peripheral neighborhoods in the Cochabamba city, police delivered the goods and protective items and taught the population how to use them.
Inclusion,
Published 05.05.2020 12:30
In Paraisópolis, one of the largest favelas in São Paulo, Brazil, ‘street presidents’ go door-to-door for coronavirus awareness.
The so-called “Presidente de Rua” (street presidents)  are chosen by the neighbors and their aim is to raise awareness, to monitor that people stay home, to distribute donations and essential items and to support people with symptoms with information. About 21,000 houses in the community are supported by the volunteers.

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