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We’ve talked to the President of İzmir Buca Disability Association and the Representative of the Association of Izmir Union of Disabled Associations Harun Kara and to the President of Izmir Rehabilitation and Sports Club Association Ramazan Kaymaz about the problems of physically disabled individuals who are among the risky groups and about the accessible services in the pandemic.
Human Rights Education Program Coordinator Mehmet Onur Yılmaz with whom we talked about the violation of children’s rights at home during the epidemic, says that they have been deprived of tools that they can learn what happens to children.
“The number of people on hunger threshold may double due to the global epidemic.” While Covid-19 news fills the tabloids on one hand, another emergency that is food safety threatens people's lives on the other. According to the 2020 Global Food Crisis Report, while 135 million people are already on the threshold of hunger in the global scale, there is a possibility that this number will increase to 265 million by the end of the year.
How Does The Epidemic Affect Agricultural Production and Food Safety? (2): Solution Suggestions to Global Food Crisis
In this part of the file "How Does The Epidemic Affect Agricultural Production and Food Safety?", we include experts' solution suggestions for reasons of problems such as' food nationalism ' at the global level which means countries prioritizing stocking on their own food, as supplying food becomes more difficult and more expensive due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Kızılay has identified the outbreak of the Coronavirus as “disaster” and declared mobilization in order to support those in need. President of Kızılay Kerem Kınık to whom we’ve talked about their work concerning epidemic reminded that they recently started receiving the first plasma donation containing antibodies in the treatment of COVID-19 and said: “In order to reach more needy people, we need the support of our philanthropists. This is the day for solidarity.”
Struggle of Local Administrations with the Epidemic (1):
“Istanbul Aid and Coordination Center (IYKM) Provides Coordination”
In this file titled “The Struggle of Local Administrations with the Epidemic”, we tackle the policies of local governments adopt to combat the coronavirus that includes the civilian actors, as well as the discussions on the ongoing donation discussions between the central government and local governments (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Gaziantep) . In the first part of our file, where we will also include the evaluations of Elif Avcı from Yereliz Association, we’ve talked to Özlem Göçer, the coordinator of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s (IBB) Aid and Coordination Unit.
Today, we are discussing the applications implemented by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality during the epidemic process. We’ve talked to İzmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Communication Coordinator Özgür Gürbüz about the approach of İzmir Municipality towards combatting the pandemic and the steps taken to promote solidarity. Gürbüz says that considering the economic and social consequences of the crisis will be severe, solidarity has been brought to the fore especially in İzmir.
La Strada SiCura is a community founded in Trieste, Italy, by a group of doctors with the goal of eliminating health discrimination. The community is a newly established NGO who targets disadvantaged groups such as migrants. Their work is mainly located near the train station of Trieste, offering treatment opportunities and material support such as food and clothing to migrants walking through the Balkan route. We talked to the community about their organizations and their areas of activity.
Besides the civil society actors who have been working hard to fight Coronavirus, new civil initiatives that have been founded in the past few months also contribute to solidarity and collaboration. Citizens’ Solidarity Network, founded during the epidemic process is the latest of these initiatives…