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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…
Published 29.05.2020 09:27
In Spain, the government has approved a minimum vital income scheme that will range between €462 and €1,015.
The Spanish government has approved a minimum vital income on May 29, which is expected to reach some 850,000 vulnerable households seriously hit by the effects of the health crisis.. José Luis Escrivá, Spain’s minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration explained that it would be a monthly payment of…
Published 27.04.2020 08:15
In New Zealand, volunteers are purchasing and distributing food parcels using a micro-grants scheme from the government.
In March, the Government announced $27 million for essential social services andup to $4.8 million for community grants “to support innovative, community-led solutions that support local resilience,” its website explains. They are up to $5,000 micro grants, which group of people are using to help their neighbours.
Published 26.04.2020 21:08
In Togo, the government helps the most vulnerable populations with small cash transfers.
The initiative called “Novissi” (“Solidarity” in ewé, the language spoken in Togo and southeastern Ghana), will provide cash during three months to informal workers who have lost their source of income. Under this scheme, women will get XOF12,500 (about €19) and men will get XOF10,500 (€16) via electronic payment to…
Published 26.04.2020 20:58
In Zimbabwe, the government secured $600 million to cover vulnerable households.
This will help one million households under a cash transfer programme for the next three months. The Treasury has already provided $500 million to fight Covid-19. The Social Welfare Department will identify the beneficiaries. In urban areas, some people survive on vending, which became impossible under the 21-day total lockdown…
Published 26.04.2020 12:17
In Spain, the government approved a €700-million aid package.
This is for vulnerable tenants, families and temporary workers. It includes suspension of evictions of vulnerable households for six months and the prohibition to cut supplies to all households. In addition, there is an aid of about 440 euros for temporary workers and benefits for domestic workers; the moratorium on…
Published 26.04.2020 11:39
In Brazil, the Senate approved an emergency salary to self-employed and informal workers.
The amount is around €105 per month, between April, May and June. The Brazilian government estimates that 54 million people will receive the aid. The initiative is included in a new batch of measures to combat the effects of the health crisis on employment, such as postponing the monthly payment…

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