poverty

Singapore: The Courage Fund For Lower-Income Households affected by COVID-19

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:41

Ministry of Social and Family Development (31.07.2020) The Courage Fund will help lower-income households affected by COVID-19 who meet the following criteria: 1. At least one household member is a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. 2. At least one household member contracted COVID-19, or was placed on Stay-Home Notice (SHN), mandatory Leave of Absence (LOA) or Home Quarantine Order (QO). 3. [As of 1 June 2020] Household has gross monthly income of ≤$6,200, or gross monthly per capita income of ≤$2,000, prior to being affected by COVID-19.

Regions / Country
singapore
Topics
Social assistance
Cash transfers
Social Protection Floor
Covid-19
Document Type

Germany: Introduction of a Basic Pension for Low-Income Pensioners

Submitted by mmarquez on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 11:57

Deutsche Rentenvrsicherung (02.07.2020) On July 2, Germany’s parliament approved a law that will introduce an income-tested basic pension (Grundrente) on January 1, 2021, to supplement the country’s social insurance old-age pension (beneficiaries should have at least 35 years of basic-pension years of contributions). This new program is intended to reduce the risk of old-age poverty among individuals who had below-average earnings in their working lives or spent considerable time outside the labor force.

Regions / Country
germany
Global challenges
Topics
Old age Pensions
Document Type

Sudan: How 'nafeer' help Sudan out of its coronavirus crisis | Coronavirus pandemic

Submitted by siha on Mon, 07/20/2020 - 15:42

Al Jazeera (09.06.2020) The government started distributing food packages to vulnerable communities.

Regions / Country
sudan
Global challenges
Topics
Health
Food and nutrition
Shocks &extreme events
Document Type