Emergency grants

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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United States
Global challenges
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Unemployment
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Malawi: The EU supports nutrition and social protection

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:20

ec.europa.eu (26.10.2020)

As part of Team Europe's response to COVID-19 in Malawi, the European Union has allocated €39 million to mitigate the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will address the increasing needs of vulnerable parts of the population in the field of nutrition and social protection, including pregnant women and children.

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malawi
Global challenges
Topics
Cash sickness benefits
Family benefits
Children
Social assistance
Covid-19
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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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liberia
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Financing
Covid-19
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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
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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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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kenya
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Financing
Covid-19
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Gambia: Government To Disburse D100m Tourism Recovery Fund

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:13

standard.gm (01.10.2020)

The Gambia Government plans to give the country’s struggling tourism industry a lifeline with a support package of one hundred million dalasi. The Government agreed to provide a one-off cash transfer of US$50 to each of the small-scale tourism actors whose contact details are available. Since then arrangement were made with Africell for the transfer to each beneficiary. 

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gambia
Global challenges
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Laos: Income support to help 17,000 garment workers hit by COVID-19

Submitted by cambrosio on Thu, 02/25/2021 - 17:14

ilo.org (23.02.2021)

Up to 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are to each receive two months’ emergency income support worth 900,000 LAK (approximately US$100). Eligible beneficiaries, of whom 85 per cent are women, will receive the cash transfers by the end of March.

Regions / Country
laos
Global challenges
Topics
Unemployment
Cash transfers
Shocks & extreme events
Covid-19
Document Type