The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for foreign workers everywhere. The official numbers have yet to be reported, but it’s safe to say that so far thousands have died and millions have lost their jobs. The impact on their...

Nuku’alofa, June 23, 2020 – The Government of Tonga and the World Bank have provided conditional cash transfers to 1,162 Tongan households at a project launch in the Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa as part of an effort to address the...

When India went into lockdown in late March as a result of COVID-19, one of the country’s biggest priorities was to ensure access to food. As millions risked starvation, the government mobilized its existing Public Distribution...

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the “utterly inadequate” state of Spain’s social protection system, according to a former UN poverty expert who is calling on the government to ensure its actions on basic rights “live up to the...

Spain has been hard hit by Covid-19, both in terms of high death toll and worsening economic conditions. Government lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus left millions of households without earnings or temporary unemployed. A...

In a single week between the first and second drafts of this news item, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa has risen by more than 50,000, from 190,000 on June 8th to over 240,000 on June 15th. To date, Africa has...

Governments around the world are implementing a variety of measures to dull the blow of mass income loss and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Cash transfers, whether targeted or universal, have been one of...

The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) will distribute milled rice and vegetable oil to vulnerable households in five provinces of Cambodia. Approximately 82,700 poor...

Since March 2020, the Philippines has implemented one of the world’s strictest and longest lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused severe disruptions in peoples’ livelihoods. The government’s emergency...

NDA-ruled states want the Code on Social Security Bill to be passed during the monsoon session itself. The development comes against the backdrop of the migrant issue and labour rights coming in the spotlight in the last three...

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has thrown her support behind calls for a guaranteed minimum income as a “buffer against the effects of not only economic recession, but also high levels of loneliness, isolation, and psychological...

DIGOS CITY -- The chief of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Davao Region (DSWD-11) has expressed optimism that the agency would be able to distribute the second tranche of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) by...