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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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Duterte approves in-kind assistance to vulnerable sectors in areas under ECQ

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 04/01/2021 - 09:18

Close to 23 million low-income individuals from Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna will receive an in-kind doleout worth ₱1,000. The aid will be limited to a maximum of four members per family.

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philippines, the
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Family benefits
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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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tanzania
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Old age Pensions
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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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Cash sickness benefits
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Children
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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
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Social assistance
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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
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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
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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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mongolia
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