coronavirus

Numerous volunteer initiatives have been launched to support the most vulnerable people all over Europe.

Citizens all across Europe are volunteering to support vulnerable people and each other during this crisis period. The European Volunteer Centre has compiled some examples.

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 Andrés García, coordinator of Irídia.

Several entities throughout Spain, including Irídia, are demanding the permanent closure of the Immigration Detention Centres once the confinement is over, as well as an end to deportations.

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We believe the pandemic has shown the big gap most of the european countries have regarding human rights and has made visible all the inequality that the system has fostered and taken advantage of for years.

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Children are allowed to go out to nearby parks to play for 30 minutes a day in company of an adult.

The Programme Manager of Latin American Foundation For the Future (LAFF) talks about the effects of Covid-19 in Peru and how children are suffering the consequences. 

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FAGiC is providing food to Roma in Catalonia

Pedro Aguilera, FAGiC’s director, and Annabel Carballo, responsible of the European Area of FAGiC, talk about how the coronavirus is affecting Roma and the growth of Antigypsyism all over Europe.

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In Padova, volunteers made themselves available to be trained and then help most vulnerable people.

The team of the European Volunteering Capital Padova 2020 has decided to take an active role to help risk population groups during the Covid-19’s health crisis. 

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In Nepal, Millions of daily wage workers are unemployed and with families to feed.

Where there is poverty the Coronavirus is considered a minor threat. Millions of daily wage workers are unemployed and with families to feed. We have talked with Hugging Nepal to know how Covid-19 is affecting the country.

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If the adults in a family are able to create a pleasant family ambience and can convey safety and calm, their children will also see it this way.

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Demonstration in Barcelona for the International Day of Migrants.

They report the vulnerability experienced by this group, which also suffer from labour exploitation and have difficulty in accessing public services and resources during the current health emergency.

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The ONE’s policy officer focused on issues surrounding global health, remarks the importance of the global response as the only answer to a global pandemic, not only to fight against Covid-19 but also to face the consequent economic impact.

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Developing countries face the pandemic with few resources.

The pandemic is affecting 180 countries around the world. The epicentre is Europe, the United States and China, though not all governments have the same reaction capacity, nor the resources, nor the support networks for the population.

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Migrant women are one of the most vulnerable groups due to the pandemic.

Confinement is uncovering many of the inequalities that already existed before the health crisis which are now intensifying due to job insecurity and the digital gap.

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