This past Tuesday, the city of Beirut, Lebanon suffered from two shocking explosions which destroyed a large part of the city. The current toll stands at 137 people dead, which is expected to rise in the coming days, with 5,000 injured and more than 300,000 rendered homeless. The entire eastern part of the city is… Read more.
This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything. Lockdowns, social distancing, the closing of restaurants, bars, theaters, museums, and the cancellation of professional and collegiate sports all became necessary as the most effective way to control the spread of the coronavirus in the absence of effective treatments or a vaccine. Our lives and work have… Read more.
When we have a tax structure that benefits the few over the many, when we prioritize police department budgets over healthcare, housing, education, and social welfare, we diminish the lives, the hopes and dreams, and the vast human potential of a large section of our fellow Americans, and we are lesser as a country for… Read more.
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In the middle of a global pandemic, millions of people who have lost their jobs have also lost their health coverage, joining the millions of others who never had coverage in the first place because they couldn’t afford it. Suddenly, at the very moment we must reduce the spread of infection, the very idea that… Read more.
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MDM Spain also started an intervention to support the national health system by managing an additional tent with capacity for 150 people next to the Gregorio Marañón hospital in Madrid. This is an area for patients with mild symptoms of Covid-19, who will be treated there while waiting for additional hospital resources. It will be… Read more.
In terms of advocacy, teams are putting in place suitable and multilingual awareness tools (flyers, training of relays, leaders and community associations via Hotlines, WhatsApp Groups, Facebook or WeChat Communication). We regularly assess access to health facilities and improvement of living conditions (water points, food, shelter). Both at the local and national level, institutional spaces strongly… Read more.