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Published 15.06.2020 11:48
In Cuba, “Yo si te creo” movement is helping women victims of domestic violence.
The group of activists and experts against gender violence has provided a WhatsApp number to help women during the Covid-19 pandemic. Victims receive psychological assistance and legal advice. There is a protocol to handle each type of case.
Published 14.06.2020 10:32
In Peru, adoption of cats and dogs increased during quarantine.
Some NGOs that take care for abandoned animals have interviewed people interested in adopting by video call. The animals are also presented by video.
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Published 04.06.2020 09:30
In Togo vulnerable households are receiving free water and electricity.
The government announced that vulnerable households would receive free water and electricity for the months of April, May, and June in order to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19. The free services will be extended to households with a monthly water consumption of 10 cubic meters or less and an…
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Published 03.06.2020 18:15
In Zimbabwe a waste management company is providing clean water in the capital Harare.
Clean City is using tank trucks to distribute water to ensure that citizens are able to comply with Covid-19 hygiene measures. Zimbabweans have been affected by water shortages for over a decade. Most communities rely on boreholes to access clean water however there are concerns about congestion at such boreholes…
Published 31.05.2020 18:18
In Brazil, residents of Rio de Janeiro are adopting animals abandoned during quarantine.
Visits to abandoned pet shelters are suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the city has created the “delivery of pets” project so that people interested in adopting them can receive the animal directly at home. A prior online interview is made with the person interested in adopting.
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Published 28.05.2020 17:15
In Ethiopia, the World Bank is working with water utilities to ensure sufficient water supply during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organization is working with over 20 national utility companies to increase water supply through borehole rehabilitation and the replacement of water pumps in densely populated areas. They are also assisting in procuring chemicals and reagents that remove impurities and maintaining back-up power generators.
Published 16.05.2020 14:00
In Brazil, women come together to help other women pay their household bills.
They help to pay utilities bills such as water, electricity and gas to families with financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They are mothers who are part of the Maternashop group. They receive requests for help, they analyze the cases and they collect the money.
Published 14.05.2020 17:47
In Côte d’Ivoire, the government offered electricity payment for two months amid the pandemic.
The payment deadline from April will be extended to July 2020 and the deadline from May to August 2020. The Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Eugène Aka Aouélé urged also the population to reduce these displacements, to isolate fragile populations and wear a mask.
Published 26.04.2020 21:57
In the Maldives, the government will subsidize 40 percent of electricity bills.
This is in addition to 30 percent of water bills for the months of April and May. In other countries like Nepal, the government appealed to citizens to make online electricity bill payments to avoid the spread of the virus. If the Nepalese consumers could not make the payment due…

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