Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Cash transfers lead the social assistance response to COVID-19 (COVID-19)

Early Friday morning, people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi’s informal settlement Kibera began queuing for a food distribution. Residents said they had been waiting for it for over a week — the community elders had gathered their names, ID, and telephone numbers, initially promising a door-to-door delivery. The food was intended as a stopgap measure to help the many daily wage laborers living in the settlement that have been struggling as their work dried up in response to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read More