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Published 26.06.2020 14:44
In the Central African Republic (CAR), UN agencies have donated PPE to prisons in the country.
The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene materials valued as US$120K to 12 prisons in the CAR. The donation will be used by both detainees and staff to stop…
Unemployment, ,
Published 06.06.2020 16:02
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNICEF has ordered 1 million masks for vulnerable populations.
The organization has engaged local associations to produce non-medical reusable masks to be distributed to both adults and children in communities that are vulnerable to Covid-19. When procuring the masks the organization engaged “young people and women from the country’s most vulnerable groups, including people living with disabilities, young girls…
Lockdown, ,
Published 23.05.2020 13:23
In Lesotho an App is helping Gender Based Violence (GBV) victims during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
GBV activists from Gender Links are encouraging women to use the Nokaneng App which was launched in 2019 during the pandemic. This comes after they have noted that GBV cases are on the rise due to the country’s lockdown. The App provides information about GBV and also has a list…
Health, ,
Published 23.05.2020 07:30
South Sudan releases child detainees to lower prison numbers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
85 child prisoners have been released after the United Nations and UNICEF advocated for their release amid concerns about the overcrowding and hygiene at the prisons. Jean Lieby, Child Protection Chief for UNICEF, explained that all of the children released had been convicted for committing minor offenses mainly due to…
Published 17.05.2020 13:14
In Syria, the Damascus government released dozens of inmates for fear of the spread of Covid-19.
Some humanitarian organizations such as Amnesty International had called on the authorities to cooperate with UN agencies to prevent the spread of the virus in prisons, detention centres and military hospitals. However, in April, the Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR) had documented the release of  only 83 detainees who…
Lockdown, ,
Published 13.05.2020 16:25
Former President of Chad was granted two months’ leave from prison during the pandemic.
Hissène Habré, who served as the President of the country from 1982 until 1990, was serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity in a prison in Senegal. In 2016, he was found guilty by a of human-rights abuses, sexual slavery and ordering the killing of an estimated 40,000 people.
Published 11.05.2020 12:23
In Brazil, a group of cyclists distribute personal hygiene kits to people living on the street
In São Paulo, Brazil, a collective of bikers called Bike System travels through the city distributing cleaning kits to those who are living on the street with no access to the means of virus prevention. The kit is simple: water bottles and liquid soap bottles so they can wash their hands. There are an estimated 24,000 homeless people in Brazil's wealthiest city.
Published 09.05.2020 20:15
In Malawi, the High Court blocked the government’s plans to impose a lockdown.
The government wanted to impose a 21-day lockdown, which was announced on 15 April. It due to start three days later but campaigners complained that they could not afford stay at home and the government. The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) went to court to challenge the authorities and the…
Published 27.04.2020 11:45
In Canada, an emergency payment of more than $2.7 million to support services for domestic violence victims.
The extra budget will help over 50 community agencies across Ontario, including indigenous organisations and those based in rural areas. Funds will help front-line staff respond to challenges caused by the health crisis, including hotels stays, transportation and meal vouchers available through the Victim Quick Response Program Plus (VQRP+).
Published 27.04.2020 11:43
Scottish Women’s Aid and CIH Scotland published a new guidance to help domestic abuse victims.
The guidance recommends that social landlords work together with these organizations and develop specific policies to ensure victims and survivors get support. Social landlords will also have a responsibility to provide accommodation to women and children at risk.

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