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Published 27.04.2020 18:51
In India, a not for profit organisation provides food for 250,000 families across 26 cities across the country.
The campaign ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ was started by Zomato Feeding India, which has some 26,000 volunteers. They provide the vulnerable with a kit that consists of a combination of food, grains, wheat flour, rice and pulses for a family of five, as workers are now facing the lack of…
Published 27.04.2020 18:47
In the UK, Banksy, the anonymous artist from Bristol, posted on his Instagram account a picture with a new artwork in his bathroom.
The picture was accompanied with a caption reading: “My wife hates it when I work from home.” Since his work rose in the 90s, Banksy has usually sent awareness messages. Millions of people around the world, who cannot work from home, have lost their regular income due to the pandemic.
Published 27.04.2020 18:43
As German farmers are missing seasonal workforce in the fields, they hire people who work in catering or retails, or students who are now out of work.
Volunteers and people of other professions will step up to fill the gap left by travel restrictions in Europe. In addition, the UK has decided to bring skilled workers from Romania to help train pickers. There will also be charter flights that will bring seasonal workers from Eastern Europe to…
Published 27.04.2020 16:27
In New York, US, a group of local residents organised the #InMyScrubs campaign to support hospitals.
They collect money via crowdfunding platform GoFundMe that will be used to buy meals for health care workers. The meals will come from local restaurants, which, in turn, will receive revenue during the lockdown. In the first week, the campaign managed to gather $50,000 and deliver 1,350 meals to six…
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…
Published 27.04.2020 13:23
In Scotland, some students and restaurant workers who lost their jobs became fruit farmers.
Due to flight restrictions, this year, the seasonal workers from Bulgaria and Romania who usually took these picking jobs, were unable to travel. It is a situation similar to that experienced by other European countries such as Spain where for years the field has been worked by low-paid temporary migrant…
Published 27.04.2020 12:14
In the US, Spanish chef José Andrés’s charity provides meals to various hospitals and communities.
His non-profit, World Central Kitchen (WCK), devoted to providing food in the wake of natural disasters, launched #ChefsForAmerica campaign to help both struggling households and restaurants that had to close. They are serving tens of thousands of packaged fresh meals daily in communities. It allows, at the same time, putting…
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 27.04.2020 07:34
Amsterdam is adopting a new economic post-Covid-19 strategy: “The Doughnut Model”.
It is essentially a framework for sustainable development that was devised by Oxford University economist Kate Raworth. It sets the minimum that a human being needs to lead a good life, such as food, clean water, sanitation, housing, education, healthcare and more. It is based on a book Raworth published…
Published 26.04.2020 13:29
In Turkey, the Culture and Tourism Minister announced an initiative to certify tourist attractions as ‘coronavirus-free’.
The Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy told the initiative to NTV, a Turkish nationwide television news channel, on April 18. Turkish government expects to gradually relax the restrictions  by the end of Eid al-Fitr, which is the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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