Covid-19

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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China: Extension period for reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance

Submitted by cambrosio on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:02

gov.cn (26.01.2021)

Considering that the risk of the pandemic still exists, some enterprises may be under great financial pressure, the policy of phased reduction of premium rates of unemployment insurance and work injury insurance will be extended for another year until 30 April 2022.

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Australia: Tracing the impacts of the COVID pandemic on Australia's fastest-growing migrant group

Submitted by mmarquez on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:03

Monash University (12.04.2021) As the pandemic-related shutdown intensified across Australia from March 2020, temporary and undocumented migrants and their advocates warned of devastating impacts on migrant workers and international students who were simultaneously losing their incomes while being excluded from social security benefits.

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australia
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Zanzibar responds to COVID-19 economic challenges with a 20% rise to their universal social pension

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:41

helpage.org (22.07.2020)

The government decided to increase the monthly transfer of their universal social pension by 20 per cent. This is another bold step from the government, which follows on from becoming in 2016 the first country in the Eastern African region to offer social pensions to older people.

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São Tomé and Príncipe: The World Bank Provides $10 million to Support São Tomé and Príncipe’s Response to COVID-19

Submitted by cambrosio on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 16:37

worldbank.org (21.12.2020)

The World Bank Board of Executive Director approved today a $10 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) for São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) to support the government's response to the human and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economy-wide and sectoral reforms for a stronger, more resilient recovery.

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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
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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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