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Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 400 million for Health Insurance.
The bank announced that it will support the country in its fight against Covid-19 by providing US$400 million to support universal health coverage. The funds will be used to increase the capacity of the country’s universal health insurance system and to provide temporary support for out of pocket costs associated…
Unemployment, ,
Published 26.06.2020 15:45
China has canceled interest free loans to African States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…
Inclusion,
Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
Inclusion,
Published 14.06.2020 18:38
In the US, volunteers have launched the Indigenous Mutual Aid network.
This project aims to inspire autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to the pandemic.This is a project of information and support maintained by volunteers with Indigenous Action, Táala Hooghan Infoshop, and Kinłani Mutual Aid. They have created a Slack channel to connect, share and coordinate efforts.
Unemployment, ,
Published 14.06.2020 15:38
In Somalia the FAO is using GPS enabled photo verification to verify their mobile beneficiaries.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is using mobile money to support vulnerable Somalians during the Covid-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, the organization would use fingerprint verification for beneficiaries collecting their mobile money transfers however as an added Covid-19 safety measure the organization is now using…
Unemployment,
Published 22.06.2020 14:22
In Ukraine, a project I can will support business ideas created by women during the quarantine period.
It allocates UAH 500,000 (an equivalent of $18,600) to support five projects with innovative solutions “to reform an existing business given the new realities of the coronavirus,” the project’s website says. All ideas and businesses need to be created and implemented by women.
Lockdown, Unemployment, ,
Published 07.06.2020 10:02
In Egypt the Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has approved an emergency assistance grant to provide food relief.
The grant of US $500,000 will “provide food relief, and contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by Covid-19.” The organization wants to ensure that the country is able to provide effective interventions quickly. Egypt is one of Africa’s hardest-hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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…
Unemployment,
Published 28.05.2020 14:12
In the US, Colorado organized virtual town halls on unemployment.
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment held two unemployment virtual town halls in English and Spanish on May 4 aiming to provide information on the unemployment insurance program. Over 36 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in only two months in the United States, starting in mid March.
Unemployment,
Published 27.05.2020 13:05
The European Union unveiled a €750-billion unprecedented recovery plan.
This pots-coronavirus fund will include €500 billion given to member states through grants and €250 billion given via loans.  The announcement came days after France and Germany presented a joint plan calling for the creation of a €500-billion recovery fund. This stimulus package is part of the multiannual financial framework…

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