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Published 26.06.2020 18:37
In Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, the Ricky Martin Foundation creates the “Movimiento de Apoyo y Solidaridad” campaign.
The campaign raises funds to invest in tests to diagnose Covid-19 and other services, incluidng offering psychological care to people with depression and anxiety, protection workshops and buying food and protective equipment. The beneficiaries are people in social vulnerability who are in areas of natural disaster in Puerto Rico and…
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.
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).
Health, ,
Published 20.06.2020 11:48
The Democratic Republic of Congo will receive €19,5 million in funding from the European Union.
The humanitarian aid is to assist the country in the fight against Covid-19. Funds will be used to support information and awareness-raising activities and access to health care for underprivileged communities. The EU is also assisting aid organizations to reach people in remote parts of the country through its humanitarian…
Published 15.06.2020 07:09
31 international donors announced pledges of $1.35 (€1.19) billion for Yemen.
This is only about half of what was raised in 2019, despite the Covid-19 pandemic having seriously hit Yemen. The fund was announced at the High-Level Pledging Event for the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen, an online event that took place on 2 June 2020.
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.05.2020 07:30
In Colombia, ex-combatants from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc-EP, Spanish acronym) sew masks.
Former members of the FARC-EP who are in the process of reintegration in Anorí city were making t-shirts and ponchos as the pandemic emerged so they started sewing masks. 1,000 masks have already been manufactured to be distributed to the vulnerable population. The FARC-EP was a paramilitary guerrilla movement involved…
Published 25.05.2020 07:14
In Ecuador, a Venezuelan doctor visits the population to talk about how to prevent Covid-19.
Immigrant Samuel Suárez works at a clinic in Guayaquil in the morning and in the afternoon visits patients to check if they have Covid-19 symptoms and to explain how the disease is prevented. In March and April, the doctor also visited vulnerable families in rural areas in the north of…
Published 24.05.2020 10:57
In Zambia, sex workers are assisting health officials with contact tracing.
When health workers realised that nearly 90% of new infections in the border town of Nakonde, in northern Zambia, were either truck drivers or sex workers they turned to sex workers to help them with contact tracing.
Published 16.05.2020 12:00
In Brazil, the NGO SAS Brasil offers free doctor’s consultation and psychological assistance through telemedicine.
The project targets residents in the Jardim Colombo favela and teeneagers in prison, in São Paulo. Service is provided by volunteer psychologists and doctors who give the diagnosis and recommend treatment. Serious cases are referred to health units for face-to-face doctor’s appointment. Brazilian communities that wish to be served by…
Published 05.05.2020 16:39
In Ecuador, the NGO Kahre Org provides food and medical supplies.
Khare Org is the humanitarian assistance program in emergencies and disasters of the Karla Morales Foundation. They provide assistance after earthquakes and other disasters. During the pandemic, they launched a children food program that provides more than two meals per day for 100 kids in a door-to-door project. They also…

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