Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Developing Diaspora Engagement

Flyer with information regarding the European Union Global Diaspora Facility

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Joint Statement in Solidarity with those Facing Xenophobia due to COVID-19

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the world is facing heightened tensions and concerns over the safety and health of individuals, families, and communities. During such trying times, dealing with an information overload, as well as misinformation, has had a large impact on societies, creating division, not only physically, but also based on race and ethnicity.

Date: 
2020
Type of Resource: 
Public Information materials
Theme: 
Diaspora and Humanitarian Support

The brief report outlines the main interventions from panelists and participants as well as some of the best practices identified and potential next steps proposed during the first Global Diaspora Virtual Exchange on Response to COVID-19 organised on 22 April 2020 by iDiaspora and IOM with the support of their co-conveners: the African Diaspora Network, the Africa-Europe Diaspora Development Platform, DEMAC, and Omek.

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 7: 7 - 9 April

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, as of 10 April, more than 1.4 million cases and over 85,000 deaths have been reported globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced most border points to limit crossings to essential travel only, resulting in a near global international mobility deadlock. As of 9 April, almost 46,000 restrictions to mobility have been put into effect by governments and authorities worldwide, a marginal increase from the 45,427 measures that had been issued as of 6 April.

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 6 - 3-6 April

Since the outbreak began, as of 7 April, more than 1.2 million cases and over 67,000 deaths have been reported in more than 200 countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily. As of 6 April 2020, a total of 45,427 restrictions and measures have been issued by governments and authorities in 194 countries, territories and areas since the COVID-19 global mobility restrictions monitoring began.

COVID-19 Global Situation Report 5 - 31 March to 2 April

Since the outbreak began, as of 02 April, more than 900,000 cases and over 45,000 deaths have been reported globally. Confirmed cases have been reported in 205 countries/territories/areas, with new cases and countries reporting daily. The total number of restrictions issued has increased from 43,781 restrictions on 01 April 2020 to 44,397 restrictions on 02 April 2020 with 616 new restrictions issued in one day, making it overall the second lowest daily increase of mobility restrictions since the monitoring began.

Migrants and diaspora communities are recognized for their invaluable role in society due to their rich cultural contributions, diverse voices, and their economic contributions to the countries they live in and come from, including philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and innovations. iDiaspora provides a platform to share your voice, to gain knowledge, and to engage with the global community committed to the importance of diaspora.

Connect

Connect

Becoming a member of iDiaspora will bring your closer with diaspora and expatriate communities globally for sharing your work with others, but also finding inspiration and new opportunities. You will have access to regularly updated news, relevant resources, learning and funding opportunities.

Learn

Learn

From research to training materials, groups around the world are creating resources for transnational communities. iDiaspora aims to bring together resources from variety of partners in one place in order to help individuals and organisations in diaspora get the information they need to effectively engage as developmental actors in countries of residence and...

Contribute

Contribute

There are many ways to give back but its not always easy to find an outlet for our efforts. iDiaspora aims to link those that want to make a difference with concrete opportunities to forge a better future.

Diaspora engagement has to potential to become a practice of choice for the public and private sector. We need to narrow the gaps in connectivity, knowledge and opportunity between these sectors to realize this potential. I sense iDiaspora is an important step-change in this journey and is a platform I look forward to seeing flourish.
 

~ Martin Russel, co-founder of the forthcoming DiasporaLab

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