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Philippines: Bill proposing to give financial subsidy to small fishermen filed – Manila Bulletin

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 04/27/2021 - 16:56

A bill seeking to distribute financial and production support amounting to P15,000 to at least one million small fisherfolks in the country has been filed in Congress. This, as the income of small fishermen already went down to as low as P150 per fishing trip more than a year into the pandemic. In a statement, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (PAMALAKAYA) backed the said bill, which aims to “pump-prime the wheels of production” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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United States: Senate adopts Republican jobless benefit for COVID-19 relief bill

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:24

dol.gov (06.03.2121)

The U.S. Senate approved a Republican measure setting federal unemployment benefits for those made jobless by the coronavirus pandemic at $300 per week, as part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

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Liberia: US$3.4 Million Cash Transfer to Impact 15K Households in Rural Montserrado

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:17

liberianobserver.com (28.01.2021)

The Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) will begin cash transfer pilot Project to fifteen thousand households in rural Montserrado County. The total amount to be distributed according to the government is US$3.4 million. This initiative is led by the Ministry’s Social Cash Transfer (SCT) Program under the Liberia Social Safety Nets Project sponsored by Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the World Bank.

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Kenya: Gender commission wants rural women roped in Inua Jamii program

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:53

nation.africa (02.11.2020)

The National Gender and Equality Commission is rooting for stakeholders to address the multiple challenges rural women are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each beneficiary of Inua Jamii program receives Sh2,000 stipend per month, which NGEC wants extended to rural women. 

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Kenya: New cash transfer scheme to benefit 24,000 Mombasa households

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:47

the-star.co.ke (04.11.2020)

Some 24,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa will each get Sh4,000 monthly stipend enough to cover half of the monthly food and nutrition needs for a family of four under a new partnership between the national government and the World Food Programme. The cash-based support arrangement targets families in informal urban settlements that have lost income due to Covid-19.  The cash and additional nutrition support for women and children will be provided for three months.

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Mongolia: ADB approves $73m loan to improve social welfare support

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 15:17

devdiscourse.com (23.03.2021)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $73 million loan to improve social welfare support for the poor and vulnerable, especially women and children, to mitigate the socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Mongolia.

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Brazil's lower house approves bill allowing renewal of pandemic aid to poor families

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 16:32

Reuters (11.03.2021) - Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved the basic text of a bill on Thursday that revives a federal cash transfer program to help millions of poor families whose incomes have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure will allow emergency stipends totaling up to 44 billion reais ($7.96 billion) to be paid to low-income Brazilians over the next four months, with recipients expected to get an average of 250 reais per month.

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In South Korea, Universal Basic Income is Having a Pandemic Moment

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 16:27

Voice of America (09.03.2021) Gyeonggi Province has  sent cash to all its residents during the coronavirus pandemic — on top of the stimulus payments the central government has given South Koreans.  

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Bolivia: Cash program ends having reached more than 4 million people

Submitted by mmarquez on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 11:38

Ministry of Economy and Finances (02.03.2021) The payment of this Bond began on December 1, 2020 and lasted until March 1, 2021. This measure consists of the single payment of Bs1,000.- and benefited people who did not receive a salary remuneration from the public sector or private until September 2020, this aid was also delivered to people over 18 years old on September 16, 2020 and under 60 years old on March 1, 2021.

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