coronavirus

Juan Carrión, president of FEDER.

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.

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The document shows the situation in Europe and gives some recommendations that European Union should do to fight against this situation.

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.

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LGBTI leisure was an emerging reality around the world, a tourist attraction that is being blown away by Covid.

In addition to the social difficulties for LGBTI visibilities and the economic difficulties for the survival of businesses, the pandemic also put an end to the possibility of meeting physically, and has also done away with the spaces that made this possible.

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We fear that governments are yet again prioritising business instead of protecting people and that recovery instruments will not benefit the poor, or even risk generating increased poverty, with austerity looming again to restore public accounts.

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The COVID-19 crisis is hitting European consumers in the pocket, causing rising unemployment and falling income for those who have kept their jobs. Spending more time at home as a result of lockdown measures could make matters worse for energy bills.

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Universal Basic Income in Europe is a proposal that makes sense, regardless of the pandemic, to end precariousness and poverty, and offering material guarantees to exercise one’s freedom.

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The project aims to provide collective advice, thermal comfort measures in homes, meetings to learn to reduce energy waste and the creation of mutual support groups.

13 European organisations are behind the “EmpowerMed” project to collectively build the right to energy.

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Volunteers have done a discreet but essential task, making little noise, to keep people from falling deeper into a well of hopelessness and helplessness.

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The Covid-19 around the planet.

Over 370 social organizations have requested the World Trade Organization (WTO) to support India and South Africa’s proposal for suspending intellectual property measures for future vaccines.

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Covid-19 has brought our lives to a halt, and it is “infecting” everything. It seems, once again, that the attention paid to the problems arising from the pandemic has not been attentive enough to the needs of adolescents. 

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Non-profit organizations need a little extra push to go beyond writing about what they do and to start looking into the changes they generate, and even take a step further to dear and gather and size these changes, to measure their impact.

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The survey ran from 21 April to 21 May 2020, covered 112 countries and received over 12,000 responses of people aged 18-34.

A survey shows how Covid-19 has affected Young people in areas such as employment, education, well-being and human rights.

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