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Published 24.06.2020 15:05
In Morocco agricultural workers have been flown back to Italy for work.
Seasonal agricultural workers from Morocco have been flown back to Italy using chartered planes paid for by farmer groups in order to harvest. Italy relies on 350,000 foreign agriculture workers who reside and work in the country from March to November every year. The workers were tested for Covid-19 prior…
Unemployment,
Published 15.06.2020 13:44
In Costa Rica, the National Bank and the Kurubandé Foundation have created a campaign to raise funds to help artists.
The money is to buy food and finance the creation of artistic projects since due to the Covid-19 pandemic most of the artists are not working. The artists have recorded a video singing the song “Te mando una canción” to publicize the campaign.
Inclusion, Unemployment,
Published 20.06.2020 17:51
In Bangalore, India, a restaurant called Desi Masala is feeding more than 10,000 vulnerable people every day.
Friends and families of the team are also volunteering for this cause. Local police officials and NGOs have joined hands with them. Meals are given to slum dwellers, daily wage and migrant workers, orphanages, old age homes and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike workers.
Unemployment, ,
Published 30.05.2020 10:43
In South Africa breweries are being converted into a soup kitchen during the Covid-19 pandemic.
In Cape Town, a group of brewery owners have turned their idle breweries into soup kitchens to help feed the unemployed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The collective known as the Brewers Soup Collective wants to convert all of the city’s breweries into soup kitchens. The government has banned the sale…
Unemployment,
Published 26.05.2020 23:08
In Mexico, Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit started a communal kitchen.
The project is to prepare 400 lunch boxes daily which are distributed to residents of low-income neighborhoods in the Tepic city thanks to donations. Meales are delivered at lunchtime. The kitchen is disinfected and workers use personal protective equipment.
Unemployment,
Published 12.05.2020 17:06
In Japan, cabbage companies are hiring hotels staff to help both agriculture and tourism industry during the pandemic.
Japan has been bringing in labor from developing countries since 1993, under a program to transfer technologies and knowledge. Foreigners were trained in the agricultural or manufacturing sectors and they came back home three years later. Due to the current travel restrictions, some farm companies are recruiting labour among nearby…
Unemployment,
Published 09.05.2020 13:33
In Mexico, Zapotec artisans make masks with traditional fabrics.
“Bellas Juchitecas” (“Beautiful Juchitecas” in Spanish) is the name of the group of artisans formed by 20 taylors from Juchitán, in the southern state of Oaxaca, who used to weave regional costumes for popular festivals. Since the festivals in the area were canceled due to the health crisis and these…
Lockdown, Unemployment,
Published 08.05.2020 16:14
In Brazil, teachers and students from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE) created the application No Bairro Tem.
The App “No Barro Tem” (meaning “There is that in the neiborhood” in Portugues) is collecting the information of small businesses in Grande Recife. The goal is to make it easier for consumers to find a service close to home and to help businesses minimize financial losses during the lochdown…
Unemployment,
Published 27.04.2020 16:11
In Sri Lanka, the traditional Colombo Tea Auction moved online amid the pandemic.
This auction has brought together the island’s tea brokers for 126 years. Sri Lanka imposed a national curfew on March 20 that has lasted weeks. The digital auction has avoided large money losses. More than 16.5 million kg of tea were sold in Sri Lanka during the first three electronic…

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