The COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the livelihood and overall wellbeing of people all over the world and puts national health systems under unprecedented pressure. Persons with disabilities are experiencing particularly difficult situations and may be impacted more significantly by the pandemic and restrictive measures undertaken to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In response to immediate needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Union Delegation to Russia announced the special EU solidarity programme for Russia. One of its key actions is the provision of grants to civil society organisation to provide direct support to people most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia.
The project “Kovcheg is always on hand” was launched in mid-May and will run for three months. Its activities also include: