COVID 19 is affecting communities in different ways, exacerbating existing social and economic inequalities.
With its local teams, SOLIDAR members, in association with local partner organisations, are rolling out their assistance to the groups of the population most affected by the crisis - highlighting that recovery will only be possible if it will be rooted in the respect of human rights, including economic and social rights.
Here are just few examples of their commitment:
Bangladesh: help for workers and the Rohingya
In the last few days, international fashion brands have cancelled orders in Bangladesh worth 1.5 billion US dollars. Four million people are employed in the country’s textile factories, and risk having no income at all in the months to come. And then too, there are the refugee camps for Rohingya people who have fled Myanmar. So, the coronavirus crisis is hitting the country particularly hard.
SOLIDAR Suisse is providing the Rohingya with information on how to avoid contracting the virus, and preparing a strategy together with local partner organisations to assist the textile workers. Find our more here: https://www.solidar.ch/en/news/2020-03-25-solidarity-in-times-of-corona
Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bolivia and Colombia: Labour Rights in time of COVID 19
The world of work, all over the world, is deeply affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In this context, SOLSOC and the FGTB Horval partners in these countries are adapting to the crisis, and taking measures in this context of health, social and economic crisis to protect workers.
Find our more here: https://www.solsoc.be/s-informer/actualites/covid19-reponse-syndicats.html