Tuesday, 04 May 2021 - No. 58

ISSN 2696-9734

News & Interviews
Juan Carrión, president of FEDER.
Juan Carrión: “Care-giving for people with rare diseases has been interrupted in 91% of cases”

We talk with the Spanish Federation of Rare Diseases (FEDER) to learn about the tasks they are performing to improve the quality of life of more than three million people in Spain who live with a rare disease, and to discover how Covid-19 has impacted them.

Médecins Sans Frontières, at Cox's Bazar camp.
Natàlia Torrent: "The Rohingya depend entirely on health services provided by humanitarian organisations"

We talk about the plight of the Burmese minority with the MSF coordinator in Bangladesh, where nearly a million people are taking refuge.

The document shows the situation in Europe and gives some recommendations that European Union should do to fight against this situation.
The impact of coronavirus on persons with disabilities

The European Disability Forum has published a report to show the impact of Covid-19 on this group of people and the failed strategy of the European Union to protect them.

The campaign, launched in September 2020, aims to improve the emotional health of children through the performing arts.
A project raises awareness about Covid through the arts in schools of Burkina Faso

The initiative, promoted by Clowns Without Borders, has already accomplished more than 500 activities in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso.

The fruit of the baobab is a superfood from which a powder with great health benefits is extracted.
Women's sustainable entrepreneurship in Senegal will help 9,000 people

Monkey bread, which comes from the baobab, is a superfood grown in Senegal from which a powder with great health benefits is extracted. The women of Boundou are leading this sustainable entrepreneurship project, which will benefit 700 families in the nature reserve.

The report shows the main persisting obstacles in eliminating violence against women all over Europe.
Towards a Europe free from male violence against women and girls

The European Women’s Lobby has published a report that analyses the impact of the Istanbul convention ten years later and shows the persisting obstacles in eliminating violence against women.  

The European Week for Waste Reduction challenges people to act for promoting a circular economy approach

The actions carried out under the EWWR address the 3Rs: Reducing waste, Reusing products, Recycling materials, in this order because if reducing and repairing are seriously implemented, recycling will be a very small part of the effort.

Being prepared for the unexpected, key in a situation of communication crisis

A situation of crisis makes it difficult to manage information and this may lead to the impression that the organization has not been responsible.

Julie Steendam, Coordinator of the European Citizens' Initiative Right to Cure - No Profit on Pandemic.
Make Covid-19 vaccines a public good to avoid a worsening situation

In times of crisis, it should be possible to temporarily override intellectual property rights and share existing knowledge about the development of resources against Covid-19.

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