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…
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…
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.
According to the country’s Attorney General, those qualified for release are inmates convicted of minor crimes, with less than a year left on their sentences, and women with babies. Ethiopia is also deporting foreign inmates being held on drug-trafficking charges to their native countries.
Their donations will cover 10 weeks of support, including shelter, meals and counselling for individuals and their children experiencing domestic violence during the pandemic and lockdown in Los Angeles, as many shelters have reached capacity.
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