Pensioners can again look forward to an inflation-linked increase in their social grants this year.

The government spending on social grants will increase to R567 billion.

The...

The UK and Irish Governments have guaranteed the continued payment of pensions, child benefit and other social welfare payments if the UK crashes out of the EU.

Thousands of people living in the Republic...

Japan has announced its contribution of US$10.6 million to fight malnutrition, improve livelihoods and increase resilience to natural disasters in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan. This is part of...

A generous contribution of US$13 million (¥1.44 billion) from the Government of Japan enhanced WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan. This...

Somalia has experienced recurring droughts since 2015. Four consecutive failed rainy seasons have resulted in loss of livestock and food insecurity.

After a fierce war broke out between two neighbouring...

A partir del próximo mes de julio, las 211.000 becas otorgadas por el Fondo Nacional de Becas (FONABE) del Ministerio de Educación Pública pasarán a ser administradas por el Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS) mediante un nuevo...

El Gobierno transfirió este mes casi tres millones de dólares para financiar medicamentos de alto costo, así como tratamientos y diagnósticos para quienes no pueden pagar. “Me sobran los dedos de una mano para nombrar países que...

The BJP-led government in Tripura will continue with all 30 of the pension schemes introduced by the previous Left Front government that is benefiting 4,05,175 people.

This was disclosed by state social...

Labour and Social Protection Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has said the success of Kenya’s cash transfer program to the most vulnerable people and communities has become a case study in social welfare.

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Saudi Arabia has told a UN meeting that it has developed a system of social protection to protect low-income families in cooperation with government agencies.
The system will give priority to eradicating poverty and raising...

Government’s ambitious plan to provide smart phones to farmers in order to make them compatible to e-NAM platform has gone for a twist. After making announcement in this regard in November last year it has been decided now that that...

A new transport subsidy scheme in Hong Kong enabling commuters to earn rebates on their Octopus cards kicked off on Saturday with some hiccups at kiosks in convenience stores.

Under the...