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Global social protection in times of global crisis
We low-income families are living in the popular areas of Douala, Toronto, Mumbai, Paris, Lima, Manchester, Tunis, New Orleans and Edinburg are victims of the health crisis. We lost our job, we lost much of our income. Yet we still have to pay our rent, our electricity bills and buy something to feed our families. As the lockdown comes to an end, we are tens of millions of people to find ourselves in rent debt in France, the UK, the United States or Canada. This is how we are reduced to misery and hunger.
Written by Seema Rajpal June 23rd, 2020 from Edex Live
Hyderabad-based Gomathi Iyer is doing some unforgettable covers on Instagram and before the lockdown, was helping girls in one of the largest slums in the world, Dharavi in Mumbai learn to sing.
Soutik Biswas June 23rd, 2020 from BBC News
In one of the world’s most congested shanty towns, social distancing is not a luxury people can afford. And density is a friend of the coronavirus.
Imagine more than 500,000 people spread over 2.5 grubby sq km, less than a square mile. That’s a population larger than Manchester living in an area smaller than Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
by Dharmendra Kumar — June 24, 2020 from Counter Currents
It is said that COVID does not differentiate. Yet, people on the margin have been differently impacted by COVID. Street vendors are one such vulnerable group. With lockdown, streets wore a deserted look. Street livelihood vanished all of a sudden. Street vendors, generally outlawed and operating with meagre capital and various kinds of livelihood insecurities and restrictive and punitive regulatory authorities found it hard to survive through the lockdown.
Our hearts fill and bleed watching the police suffocate George Floyd as all of us bear witness. We are there, too, unless we act! We are full of grief for his family and our people, we send prayers, with fists raised and a never-ending commitment to fight for change that will end the United States and the world’s own never-ending pandemic of ardent racism.
ACORN International board members, supported by their staff, convened in a first global Zoom call today. ACORN leaders from 15 countries and 20 affiliates joined the call and participated using translators and translation software.
Laxmi Kamble our frontline field coordinator for distributing food provisions during covid 19 featured in the Washington Post story on Dharavi. In One of the World’s Largest Slums, the Fight Against Coronavirus has Turned into a Struggle to Survive.
Report from Sammy Ndirangu, ACORN Kenya organizer.
It’s now nearly two months since the first case of Corona Virus was reported in Kenya. Currently there are 396 persons who have contacted the virus with a death toll of 17 people in the whole country with 144 people fully recovered from the infection. Nairobi has been on the lead of the highest number of infections followed by Mombasa.