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Published 20.05.2020 14:18
Chinese community in the US is mobilizing by WeChat to get donations of equipment.
The grassroots initiative, called Chinese Americans Supporting Hospitals (CASH), started in mid-March. Volunteers living in the United States organized aid groups by WeChat (the Chinese WhatsApp) to get donations of masks and other protection equipment for frontline health staff.
Published 17.05.2020 18:17
In Myanmar, volunteers from Clean Yangon charity are supporting quarantine centers.
The volunteers are helping the Yangon Public Health Department with the transporting supplies to quarantine centers and they are collecting information of the travelers who returned from overseas. They are also distributing food packages to low-income households and street vendors. Yangon is the largest city of Myanmar.
Published 15.05.2020 14:47
In Niger, the Association of Traditional Chiefs launched a sensitization campaign in Niamey, the largest city of the country.
UNICEF Niger accompanied the President of the Association of Traditional Chiefs during the visit. The social structure is hierarchical in Niger and traditional leaders are key to raise awareness in the society. Traditional and religious leaders and respected people in the communities are working together in awareness campaigns.
Published 15.05.2020 13:30
In Rwanda, the government has partially lifted the country’s Covid-19 lockdown which started on March 22.
During the lockdown residents were only allowed to leave their homes in search of essential services such as medical assistance and groceries. However from the 4th of May businesses have been allowed to reopen and people will be allowed to move freely between 5am and 8pm. Permission will be required…
Published 11.05.2020 19:45
Spain implemented a 4-step plan for easing lockdown on May 11, after almost two months of one of Europe’s strictest restrictions.
Each phase will last at least two weeks and will be granted by regions. In Phase 1, museums, gyms and hotels will reopen but their common areas will remain closed and restaurants and terraces will reopen at a third of their capacity. In Phase 2, malls, cinemas and theatres will…
Published 11.05.2020 15:30
In Turin, Italy, a pharmacy is screening customers for temperature and mask.
Stores and pharmacies are dealing with social distancing since the European country hardest-hit by the pandemic began a gradual lifting of lockdown. It entered Phase-2 on May 4th. Factories resumed activity immediately and parks were reopened. Exercise outside is also permitted and people can visit relatives. Museums, trailers and libraries…
Published 09.05.2020 19:01
In Botswana, members of the public will be required to put on masks in public places from the 8th of May.
The government will be starting the gradual easing up of the lockdown regulations. In the wake of news there have been questions on the availability of masks in the market, but the Director of Health Services, Dr Malaki Tshipayagae has assured Batswana that homemade cloth masks are adequate.
Published 07.05.2020 15:08
In Brazil, a Syrian refugee couple living in São Paulo, is delivering Arabic lunchboxes to the elderly.
The couple is Talal Al-Tinawi, 47 and Ghazal Baranbo, 38. They arrived to Brazil in 2013 and he started to cook Arab food because he was unable to work in his professional area, a mechanical engineer. He explained to local media that when they arrived in Brazil, they were welcomed…
Published 27.04.2020 17:22
In Argentina, a guide of citizen initiatives called Frena la Curva Argentina was created.
The website supported by the national university of Rosario and communication specialists shares help actions between neighbors during social isolation, information about Covid-19 and services from organizations and the government.
Published 27.04.2020 17:00
South Sudan youth use messenger bikes and loud speakers to share Covid-19 Information.
Voice Post, a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) initiated the Blue Messenger Bicycles project, to bridge the information gap between remote communities and authorities tackling Covid-19. The project works with youth using blue messenger bicycles and car battery-powered loudspeakers to raise awareness and counter rumours and myths surrounding the disease in…

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