Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit
Middle East Europe

Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Norway host donor group for Palestine facing a $1.4B Deficit. Peace with Palestine and Israel is unlikely Norway Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide led a video meeting of donor countries in the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) for Palestine. EU High Representative Josep Borrell co-hosted the meeting. For the Palestinians, Prime Minister Mohammad Read More…

Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland's first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.
CoronaVirus Europe

Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Coronavirus shrinks Switzerland’s first-quarter GDP by 2.6 %. Food & Service sector hit hardest, 23.4% fall Switzerland’s GDP fell by –2.6 % in the 1st quarter of 2020, after rising by +0.3% in the previous quarter*. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures to contain it, economic activity in March was severely restricted. The Read More…

The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income
Latin Europe

The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Government of Spain approves Minimum Living Income. A living wage can lift families out of poverty. Spain seeks to eradicate poverty and encourage participation in the labour market and the social inclusion of people in situations of vulnerability. The Spanish Government estimates a minimum living income will benefit some 850,000 households and 2.3 million Read More…

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19
CoronaVirus Europe

Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19

Reading Time: 2 minutes Supporting Ethiopia & Somalia in the fight against COVID-19. Germany provides millions in aid to Africa Millions of people in the Horn of Africa depend on humanitarian aid. COVID-19 is making the situation worse. In Ethiopia and Somalia, cooperation with the German Red Cross has made it possible to respond quickly and flexibly to the Read More…

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country
Europe CoronaVirus

COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country

Reading Time: 3 minutes COVID-19 reduced the number of Swiss Francs exiting country. Less money being sent back home to families Large numbers of migrants living and working abroad send part of their wages to their families back home on a regular basis. Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic, low-income countries have seen a dramatic fall in these remittances Read More…

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk
Europe CoronaVirus

Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yemen: Displaced at Heightened Covid-19 Risk. The armed conflict that began in Yemen in March 2015 Over 500,000 Vulnerable in Renewed Fighting in North A displaced family in their tent in al-Sowida camp for internally displaced people in Marib governorate, north Yemen, February 2020. The family had been displaced twice, the second time after fleeing Read More…

In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests
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In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Germany, Anti-Semitism Creeps into Covid-19 Protests. Attacks Against Jewsis Institutions Rose 13 Percent Across German cities last weekend, thousands of people from many walks of life protested German government measures taken to control the spread of Covid-19. Yet some people used the protests as a pretext for displays of anti-Semitism, or open or thinly Read More…

Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country
Europe

Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Spain Set To Tackle COVID-19 And Re-Open Country. Museums, Libraries, Film Sets and Cultural Shows Opening Up Museums can open their doors to the public to visit permanent collections and temporary exhibitions, but cultural and educational activities will remain suspended. The adaptation of the facilities at museums to guarantee compliance with the Ministry of Health Read More…