Russian Prime minister offers to support NGOs in crisis situation

On 1 April Vladimir Putin held a meeting with members of government during which the Prime Minister offered to support NGOs that had been affected by the pandemic.  The Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation had earlier written a letter addressed to the prime minister, requesting that the measures implemented to support business were extended to the …

NGOs support medics during the pandemic

Doctors need help: NGOs support medics during the pandemic 01.04.2020 NGOs are setting up fundraising campaigns for hospitals treating patients with coronavirus. The Predanie Foundation and GKB (Municipal Clinical Hospital) No 52 At the end of March, GKB No52’s Promotion Fund made a request to the Predanie Foundation for assistance in purchasing medical supplies and …

Free medical care online in Russia

Free medical help online 31.03.2020 The State-run corporation VEB.RF and the telemedical company ‘Doktor Ryadom” have launched a federal project allowing anyone to receive a remote consultation with a therapist, pediatrician and other medical consultants. “In current conditions, when self-isolation is absolutely fundamental to the health of every single person, the need for remote medical …

COVID-19 in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine

27 March 2020 Armenia Chronology of the situation in Armenia, updated daily https://www.evnreport.com/raw-unfiltered/covid-19-updates-from-armenia  Azerbaijan  President Aliyev’s Novruz hints that the authorities could use COVID to crackdown on civil society  https://www.azernews.az/nation/163147.html Belarus Lukashenka’s Opponents Are Appalled By Lack Of COVID-19 Measures In Belarus https://www.rferl.org/a/psychosis-lukashenka-shrugs-opponents-are-appalled-by-lack-of-covid-19-measures-in-belarus/30506812.html Scammers are offering elderly residents in Minsk vaccinations for 250 roubles (RU) https://news.tut.by/society/678254.html  Crowdfunding to raise …

Number of COVID-19 cases in Ukraine hits 196

From KyivPost By Anna Myroniuk.  Published March 26 at 11:13 pm Employees of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine prepare to disinfects public places as part of the fight against COVID-19 in Vinnytsia on March 25, 2020.Photo by Department of the State Emergency The number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ukraine has risen to 196, the …

Research study of COVID-19 in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

While the EU has become the epicentre of the global Covid-19 crisis, the three AA states – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine – have so far remained remarkably lightly affected. This is in spite of the fact that all three countries have large diasporas in the EU, with large numbers of cross-border family links and movements.  …

Free training for IT specialists with disabilities

CAF investigated the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the work of NGOs 25.03.2020 The charitable foundation CAF has presented its findings from a survey into the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the work carried out by NGOs in Moscow and the regions. Over the period of 18 to 23 March, more than 230 …

Impact of COVID-19 on work of NGOs: CAF survey

CAF investigated the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the work of NGOs 25.03.2020 The charitable foundation CAF has presented its findings from a survey into the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on the work carried out by NGOs in Moscow and the regions. Over the period of 18 to 23 March, more than 230 …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the South Caucasus and Central Asia

An overview from Eurasianet with links. They are updating this page several times a day with the latest on how the pandemic is upending life in Central Asia and the South Caucasus 25 March 2020 Like people, governments show their true colors in a crisis.   Azerbaijan’s authoritarian president, Ilham Aliyev, last week threatened to “isolate” members of the …

New website for services for life in isolation in Russia

New website with services for a comfortable life in isolation “Все.онлайн” is now providing ready-prepared meals and food to order, educational courses, online medical consultations and a range of other services. The majority are free or at discounted rates. 60 different services are listed in the catalogue and this will be updated further in future. …