Head of Rusfond urges Ministry of Health to work with NGOs

Now is the time to involve the third sector to the development of the economy”: Lev Ambinder delivered an open letter to the government 05.06.2020 The Head of Rusfond has asked Mikhail Mishustin not to overlook NGO advice when creating the Federal register for bone marrow donors. Lev Ambinder, the President of Rusfond and member …

CSS Foundation grants for NGOs supporting families, deadline 31 July

The CSS Foundation now accepting applications for an NGO grants competition 02.06.2020 For the first time, the CSS Foundation is providing more than 70 million roubles for an NGO grants competition under the theme “Stronger with the CSS”. Its aims are to help strengthen the role of the family in society, to protect childhood, motherhood …

How to avoid penalties for helping those in need

How to avoid penalties for helping those in need 02.06.2020 An Egyptian entrepreneur, Yassin El Nubi, who distributed food to those in need in the Moscow region, is now working as a volunteer in Krasnogorsk, arranging the delivery of a range of products from home. A few weeks ago, an official complaint was made against …

Moscow hotline for NGOs in difficulties from COVID

Hotline set up in Moscow for NGOs who have experienced difficulties during the coronavirus restrictions 02.06.2020 A hotline has been set up in the co-worker centre of the Moscow Committee for Public Relations and Youth Affairs NGO. A call centre is taking calls from Moscow-based NGOs who have had to make changes to their work …

Migrant workers’ access to healthcare in Russia

From AFEW International AUTHOR: CHAMID SULCHAN 1 June 2020 Labour migrants in Russia unfortunately still have lack of access to health services. They also face a lot of barriers to a normal life from government and society in common.  Daniel Kashnitsky, a junior researcher at the Higher School of Economics on direction on labour migration …

Russia: deadline for submission of NGO reports put back

Ministry of Justice puts back the deadline for the submission of reports 29.05.2020 Reports will now have to be submitted by 1 July 2020. The deadline for submission of NGO reports is being extended under an Order issued by the Ministry of Justice (26.05.2020, No. 122). NGOs including public associations, religious organisations and structural sub-divisions …

Ukraine’s health reform

Ukraine’s health reform hangs by a thread, impacted by ministerial turnover Published by Euromaidanpress Former Minister of Health Zoriana Skaletska (left) visits hospital in February in a protective gown, while many doctors are still lacking basic PPE. Source: pershyi  2020/05/28 – 03:23 • REFORMS Editor’s NoteOn 1 April 2020, the final stage of healthcare reform started …

Russian police will not fine domestic violence victims who break quarantine rules

The police won’t fine victims of domestic violence who break quarantine and self-isolation rules 27.05.2020 This is the Ministry of the Interior’s response to an appeal submitted by nine NGOs that provide help to victims, confirming that police officers will not fine victims of domestic violence who break self-isolation rules to escape their tormentor. A …

COVID-19 fake news in Moldova

By Maria Dulgher in Moldova.org 27 May 2020 More and more Moldovans have to deal with fake news every day. Unfortunately, a part of population believes them. According to a survey conducted by the WatchDog.MD community, in cooperation with CBS Research, the degree of acceptance of various false statements indicates an extremely high level of trust in such manipulations …

LEGO helps families affected by COVID-19

LEGO to help children from low-income families and those cared for by charities 26.05.2020 The LEGO Group and LEGO Foundation have announced their support for charities and families with children affected by the spread of COVID-19. On 26 May, the LEGO Group and LEGO Foundation announced they would be providing US$ 50 million for charitable …