Social assistance

Tajikistan: Cash assistance for struggling families in Tajikistan amid the pandemic

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 10/28/2020 - 16:34

unicef.org (16.10.2020)

The Government of Tajikistan is working with the World Bank to provide support to low-income families in Tajikistan through the Tajikistan Emergency COVID-19 (TEC-19) Project. Up to 50,000 families with children under the age of 3, who are registered as poor in the national program of the Targeted Social Assistance (TSA), will receive one-off payments of 500 TJS (around US$50) in order to offset the impacts of the pandemic. 20,000 families have already received this vital support, which is helping them cover essential needs such as food and medication.

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Unemployment
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Saint Lucia & WFP Partner to Expand Coverage of the Public Assistance Programme as Part of the National COVID-19 Response

Submitted by cambrosio on Mon, 10/12/2020 - 11:40

jointsdgfund.org (10.09.2020)

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Saint Lucia to support an expansion of the nation’s Public Assistance Programme (PAP) by 1,000 households as part of the nation’s 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

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Saint Lucia
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Social assistance
Cash transfers
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Japan: Single-parent temporary special allowance

Submitted by siha on Fri, 10/09/2020 - 14:49

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (09.10.2020) Single-parent temporary special allowance is paid to single-parent households if;

1. they receives child-rearing allowances of June 2020;

2. their child-rearing allowances of June 2020 are suspended due to receiving public pensions; or

3. their income dropped as low as child-rearing allowance beneficiaries.

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japan
Topics
Family benefits
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Covid-19
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Argentina: Prohibition to cut the services of electricity, gas, water and others

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 09:18

LAS EMPRESAS PRESTADORAS DE LOS SERVICIOS DE ENERGIA ELECTRICA, GAS POR REDES Y AGUA CORRIENTE, TELEFONIA FIJA O MOVIL E INTERNET Y TV POR CABLE, POR VINCULO RADIOELECTRICO O SATELITAL, NO PODRAN DISPONER LA SUSPENSION O EL CORTE DE LOS RESPECTIVOS SERVICIOS A LOS USUARIOS Y LAS USUARIAS INDICADOS EN EL ARTICULO 3°, EN CASO DE MORA O FALTA DE PAGO DE HASTA TRES (3) FACTURAS CONSECUTIVAS O ALTERNAS, CON VENCIMIENTOS DESDE EL 1° DE MARZO DE 2020.

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argentina
Global challenges
Topics
Housing
Social assistance
Shocks &extreme events

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