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Na Europa e no mundo, todos os pensamentos estão centrados em ações destinadas a combater o surto de COVID-19 e a atenuar os efeitos da crise. A União Europeia trabalha em todas as frentes para apoiar estes esforços. Aproveitamos esta oportunidade para agradecer a todos aqueles que, em qualquer parte do mundo, estão a trabalhar incansavelmente para conter a pandemia e cuidar dos mais necessitados.

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A atenção mundial está justificadamente centrada na resposta global à crise do coronavírus. Embora apresente uma dimensão e intensidade históricas, a COVID-19 não faz desaparecer os inúmeros outros desafios regionais e mundiais. Muito pelo contrário. Ao enfraquecer os esforços de promoção da estabilidade e do desenvolvimento de alguns países, a COVID-19 atua como fator agravante. Por isso, devemos não só manter o nosso compromisso para com os nossos parceiros, como também reforçá-lo.

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Este ano assinalamos o Dia Mundial da Liberdade de Imprensa em plena pandemia mundial. Esta situação dᬠnos um motivo especial para prestar homenagem a todos os jornalistas e profissionais da comunicação social que fazem chegar as notícias até nós e analisam o mundo em que vivemos.

Faz agora mais de um mês que o coronavírus tem a Europa sob o seu controlo. Embora trabalhemos todos os dias infatigavelmente para fazer face a todos os aspetos da crise, convém parar para refletir sobre o que significa, para a Europa e para o resto do mundo, viver com a COVID-19 no quotidiano e sobre a forma como a pandemia afetará a nossa sociedade.

O coronavírus não assola só a Europa, mas toda a comunidade mundial, tendo-se tornado o inimigo comum do mundo inteiro. Um inimigo que só poderemos derrotar com uma abordagem global e uma coordenação transfronteiras. Embora tenhamos de mobilizar todos os nossos recursos para combater o vírus dentro da Europa, chegou o momento de olharmos para o que se passa além das nossas fronteiras, mais especificamente em África, o nosso continente irmão, e nos países da vizinhança meridional, bem como nos Balcãs Ocidentais, no Médio Oriente e em certas zonas da Ásia, na América Latina e nas Caraíbas. Porque solidariedade não pode ser uma palavra oca, e porque enquanto o vírus não for erradicado em todo mundo continuará a ser uma ameaça para todos nós.

A luta contra a pandemia à escala global exige uma mobilização sem precedentes a todos os níveis.

A União Europeia está a fazer tudo o que estiver ao seu alcance para fazer face à crise # coronavírus e suas consequências. É agora que temos de demonstrar o verdadeiro significado da solidariedade europeia e mundial. Estes eventos sem precedentes exigem uma ação internacional sem precedentes.

A COVID¬ 19 redefinirá o nosso mundo. Ainda não sabemos quando é que a crise terminará. Contudo, podemos estar seguros de que, quando tal acontecer, o nosso mundo será muito diferente. Até que ponto o será, vai depender das escolhas que fizermos hoje.

Vejam a minha mensagem vídeo sobre o surto e a resposta da UE, nomeadamente sobre os nossos esforços para coordenar o repatriamento de milhares de cidadãos europeus retidos no estrangeiro.

Apoio consular e repatriação - #WeTakeYouHome

O alto representante/vice-presidente Josep Borrell, apoiado pelo SEAE, pela Comissão e pelas delegações da UE em todo o mundo, está a dirigir os trabalhos destinados a reforçar a coordenação entre os Estados-Membros para ajudar os cidadãos da UE que estão atualmente retidos fora da UE.

Two more repatriation flights departing from Banjul International Airport, organised by the Dutch and Spanish governments this time and both operated under the umbrella of the UCPM, brought home a total of 90 and 298 stranded European citizens and residents, respectively.

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From the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the armed forces of EU Member States have played a critical role in fighting the virus – abroad, at home and in European solidarity. They are providing transport and logistic support, building field hospitals in record time, deploying their medical staff, and supporting national authorities and services. The European External Action Service set up a dedicated task force to support these efforts, in particular by facilitating the exchange of information.

The three EU Delegations worked in close cooperation with each other and with France to organize an Air France sweeper flight

The stranded travelers returned home aboard the national carriers of 14 EU Member States and partner countries in a coordinated operation led by the EU Delegation in New Delhi

More than 1.000 EU citizens, who were in Montenegro at the time of the coronavirus epidemic outbreak, have returned to their countries thanks to the committed cooperation of the Government of Montenegro and EU Member State embassies, coordinated by the EU Delegation to Montenegro. Since 17 March, more than 20 flights and trips by road were organised bringing EU citizens safely back home.

Stranded European Union citizens left Nairobi on Thursday in a special Ethiopian Airways flight to Frankfurt via Addis, organised by the EU Delegation to Kenya.

On 22 April, EULEX chartered a plane from Warsaw, Poland to Pristina, Kosovo to bring back 31 Polish police officers from EULEX’s Formed Police Unit. At the same time, EULEX facilitated the cost-free repatriation of twelve Kosovo citizens stranded in Poland and Czechia, following a request by the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diaspora.

Two chartered flights organized under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism repatriate EU citizens from Barbados and other countries

The COVID-19 outbreak caused the Gambian authorities to close Gambian airspace, and this is when the EUD in Banjul started realising just how many stranded European citizens were in the country. Since, the EUD has been working all hours to help get as many as possible airlifted back to European destinations, and facilitate their onward travel to their homes anywhere in Europe.

A total of 670 Europeans stranded in Venezuela have safely returned to Europe in the last three weeks aboard two flights

Between 23 March and 3 April, a total of ten repatriation flights from Cuba have been organized under the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM). The repatriation flights have brought home over 1857 EU citizens and around 121 non-EU residents of more than 46 nationalities, including from 25 EU Member States.

The majority of these flights was supported by the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), an instrument designed to enhance the protection of EU citizens in crisis situations.

Concerted efforts by Embassies and Honorary Consuls in collaboration with EU Delegations in Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, ensured that close to 500 stranded Europeans made it home safely.

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Nearly a million EU tourists annually visit the small islands of Cabo Verde. Many still came in March, and got "stranded".

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Around 6000 Europeans were in Nepal for the March trekking season. Soon after their arrival, the nation went into complete lockdown due to the Corona virus.

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Repatriation operations continue as Europeans are returned safely back home from Uganda.

Lithuania repatriated more than 400 EU citizens and several European countries helped Lithuanian citizens to return back home

On March 30th, a plane left Asunción to Frankfurt with approximately 340 european citizens who were stranded in Paraguay after commercial flights to Europe were cancelled and borders closed.

Ce samedi 4 avril, un vol Brussels Airlines spécialement affrété pour le trajet Abidjan-Conakry-Bruxelles a permis de rapatrier 81 ressortissants européens de passage en Côte d’Ivoire, avec à bord beaucoup de citoyens allemands et belges mais aussi des passagers de dix autres Etats de l’UE.

On Sunday evening 5 April, the EU Delegations to Sierra Leone and Liberia facilitated the successful repatriation to Brussels of nearly 250 citizens from the EU, but also from the Schengen area and from the UK.

Today, in a pandemic, all countries are taking steps to return their citizens who are in other countries. 300 Europeans, of which 70 French, returned home in good health after a 14-day quarantine in Uzbekistan.

More than 500 European citizens from more than 20 countries were able to return home, thanks to a joint effort led by Germany and France that included the collaboration of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Nicaragua and the coordination with the diplomatic and consular representations of Member States of the EU in the region.

The EU Delegation to Indonesia and the embassies of the EU Member states in Jakarta have been working together on responding to the very acute problem of the thousands of European tourists stranded in the country, especially in Bali.

Three repatriation flights left Buenos Aires to Vienna, Paris and Frankfurt bringing home 1,050 EU citizens.

07/04/20- Suva, Fiji - Nearly 300 Europeans, from the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are on their way home from Fiji, including 183 on a repatriation flight operated by Fiji Airways and chartered by Germany. Others were able to transit back to Europe on flights to Sydney and Los Angeles.

Due to the global crisis caused by Covid 19, many Europeans lost the opportunity to go back to the continent from Guatemala. In response 3 EU Member States (Germany, France, Spain) organized 5 repatriation flights for tourists from their own countries and other European nations

On the 3rd of April, the Dutch Embassy in Accra, Ghana and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs took the lead to evacuate EU stranded tourists and non-residents from Ghana.

Since mid-March, the EU Delegation to Vietnam is liaising with the authorities and is actively supporting and coordinating the member states in the organization of repatriation flights. So far, the EU Civilian Protection Mechanism (UCPM) has facilitated five repatriation flights operated by Austria, Czechia, Germany and Lithuania, for more than 1,500 EU travellers.

Austria asked for financial support under the European Union's Civil Protection Mechanism to transport citizens from Buenos Aires to Vienna

The German Embassy in Bangkok, the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand and diplomatic missions of other EU Member States are working together to bring EU citizens stranded in Thailand back home

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More than 5,000 tourists were present in the country at the moment of the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Following the establishment of travel restrictions, international airlines serving the route Europe - Seychelles suspended numerous flights. This has left many European citizens stranded.

Thousands of European tourists have managed to safely go back home from the Maldives and Sri Lanka, thanks to joint work of the European Union and its member states.

Restrição temporária de viagens não essenciais para a UE

16/03/2020 : Os líderes europeus concordaram com a adoção de uma restrição temporária de todas as viagens não essenciais de países terceiros com destino a União Europeia durante 30 dias. A decisão de prolongar esta restrição será avaliada dependendo da evolução da situação. A restrição temporária das viagens para a UE prevê excepções, nomeadamente para nacionais dos Estados Membro da UE e de Países Associados ao Espaço Schengen (Islândia, Liechtenstein, Noruega e Suíça; nacionais do Reino Unido continuam a ser considerados cidadãos da UE até ao final de 2020), que pretendam retornar a casa. Estas excepções também incluem passageiros que viajam em prol de funções específicas ou por necessidades especiais.

Em 8 de abril, a Comissão convidou os países da UE e os países terceiros associados a Schengen a prolongar até 15 de maio as restrições temporárias aplicáveis às viagens não essenciais para a UE.

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EU supports the fight against COVID-19

To support the fight against Covid-19, EUPOL COPPS donated EUR 60,000 worth of protective equipment and sanitiser to the Palestinian Civil Police. EUPOL COPPS is the EU's civilian police and rule of law mission for the Palestinian Territory.

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70 localities in the Republic of Moldova benefit from protective equipment to be used for preventing and combating gender-based and domestic violence, including violence against children, and to help out vulnerable groups. It also aims to provide local and district multidisciplinary teams with protective equipment to respond in a coordinated, effective and prompt manner to cases of violence which represent an increased risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A team of EU-funded researchers in Cambridge University has launched an app that records voice, breathing and coughs – data, which has the potential to assist the development of machine learning algorithms that could make it easier to diagnose COVID-19.

Countering Covid-19: EU Advisory Mission donates protective equipment to Ukrainian civilian security sector

The European Union Advisory Mission (EUAM) reached yesterday out to Ukrainian institutions caught up in the fight against Covid-19 by donating protective equipment to those on the frontline who are putting their lives and well-being at risk.

Given the current emergency situation created by COVID-19 in Timor-Leste, the EU funded project will also support the National Parliament, Ministry of State Administration and the Municipal Authorities to strengthen their response to the pandemic, particularly at municipal level.

 

Face au danger de la pandémie, l’Union européenne a dû, au Burkina Faso comme ailleurs, s’adapter rapidement et réorganiser la façon de travailler pour protéger l’équipe de la délégation ainsi que les partenaires. Ces mesures n’empêchent nullement l’ambassadeur Wolfram Vetter et ses collègues de mobiliser pleinement les ressources européennes pour lutter contre le COVID-19 au Burkina Faso, bien au contraire.

Dans le cadre de la mobilisation sociale contre le COVID-19, l'Union européenne et ses partenaires ont lancé une vaste campagne de prévention pour encourager et inciter les Maliennes et Maliens à adopter quotidiennement les gestes barrières recommandés par l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé.

Dans le cadre de la mobilisation sociale contre le COVID-19, l'Union européenne et ses partenaires ont lancé une vaste campagne de prévention pour encourager les Maliens à adopter les gestes barrières.

Parmi les nombreuses activités déployées figure une chanson enregistrée par un collectif de six artistes vedettes - Vieux Farka Touré, Keltoum Waletr, Ben Zabo, Naba Traoré, Petit Goro et Ami Yérélowo - issus de la jeune génération.

Following up on the massively covered Team Europe announcement of 50 million Euro for the Covid-19 response in Nigeria, food items and hand-washing equipment were distributed to vulnerable communities in and around Abuja. A total of 2,200 households whose livelihoods have been mostly impacted by the crisis were targeted in the exercise

 

This is a joint initiative of the European Union and the Metropolitan Governance Project to provide timely relief. A symbolic act but still necessary for the disadvantaged population of El Salvador, with this basic food basket that we want to distribute among the citizens.

This is the most affected area in El Salvador, on health and economic impact due to Covid-19.

As the 3rd of May will mark the World Press Freedom Day, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the value of a free and independent press for our democratic societies. The topic chosen for this year "Journalism without Fear or Favour" resonates in these risky times for media freedom, as many governments could be tempted to use the current emergency situation to restrict freedom of expression and by extension press freedom.

On International Workers Day on 1 May, the EU’s Myan Ku Emergency Cash Fund transfers the first payments to garment workers who have been suspended or terminated due to the impact the COVID-19 crisis has on Myanmar’s garment sector.

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They say that viruses don’t discriminate. But the fact that emergency measures do, has heightened our sense of solidarity: while the elderly are staying at home, health professionals, pharmacists, sales people, drivers, the military, and the police remain at the “front line” of the fight. There is, however, another group of people offering assistance at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic: volunteers and organisations that took upon themselves to help the elderly and the socially vulnerable.

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“They are the only ones I can rely on. I can count on them to bring me food and medicine, things I need every day. I’m grateful for their kindness and poatience; I trust them and love them. This past year felt like I had two daughters,” says the old lady (85) from Moravci village whose life changed when geronto-housewives started working in Ljig, Mionica and Lajkovac.

#VaccinesWork: Immunization saves millions of lives every year. This year, the World Immunization Week takes on greater significance than ever since the Covid-19 outbreak reveals what is at stake when communities do not have the protective shield of immunization against an infectious disease.

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L’ambassadeur de l'Union européenne en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Jean-Marc Châtaigner, a remis ce mardi 28 avril, au ministre de la santé publique, Dr. Eteni Longondo, un lot de matériel et de médicaments pour appuyer la riposte contre le coronavirus qui touche actuellement sept des vingt-six provinces dont la capitale Kinshasa, l’épicentre.

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Magic System Foundation and the European Union have decided to support the government's efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus by providing food and equipment to prevent the epidemic to thousands of families in the autonomous district of Abidjan.

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Practicing physical distancing is easier said than done for the more than 850,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, living in cramped conditions in what is effectively the world’s largest refugee camp. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t precautions that those living in Cox’s Bazar can take to minimize the risk of contracting diseases like COVID-19. In fact, many children there have already been doing one of the most important things they can do to protect themselves: washing their hands thoroughly and regularly.

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In the fight against the spread of COVID-19, the Government of Nepal extended the nationwide lockdown. Since the outbreak, face masks and sanitizers are scarce in the market. This has mobilised several local initiatives and organisations to produce masks; however, quality standards and availability remain an issue. Through the EU SWITCH-Asia Parya Sampada project, UN-Habitat and implementing partners are joining forces to respond at best to the numerous challenges posed by the pandemic.

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Empower Pacific has opened counselling helplines where expert counsellors are responding to calls from all over Fiji 24/7. This helpline counselling service aims to respond to people’s stress and anxieties under the current nationwide response to COVID-19 undertaken by the Government, which includes stringent movement restrictions imposed in the Greater Lautoka Area on 20 March 2020, where Empower Pacific is based. Empower Pacific is one of the partner civil society organisations working with the EU funded Fiji 'Access to Justice Project'.

COVID-19 is affecting countries around the world, with terrible consequences in terms of loss of life and livelihoods. But it is in developing countries, where health systems are often weak and lack resources, that the effects will be felt particularly harshly.

In the streets of Mbanza Kongo and Uíge, in the north of the country, the population is being invited to use the hydro-alcoholic gels at their disposal and check more information on sanitary measures during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Saleema, 28, is a refugee from Afghanistan and is completing her medical studies to become the first female Turkmen doctor in the country.

On 17 April, the European Union (EU) Delegation to El Salvador distributed close to 300 personal protective kits to Salvadoran journalists, photographers, and camerapersons from more than 40 media outlets, including international news agencies’ correspondents. Each kit contained several N95 respirator masks and hand sanitiser.

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As part of its many ongoing actions to support the country's response plan to COVID-19, the EU to Sierra Leone is co-funding the Mask Up Freetown Initiative in collaboration with the Freetown City Council, Madam Wokie Fashion House, the Antonia Rüdiger Foundation and other local partners.

A l’occasion de la construction de camps pour les forces de sécurité intérieures, l'Union européenne a fourni des kits d'hygiène aux forces en charge de la sécurisation des chantiers.

Dans le cadre de la réponse à la crise du COVID-19 en République Centrafricaine, la Maison des Services de la Société civile a déjà organisé 29 sessions de formation et de sensibilisation sur les messages clés liés au COVID-19, dont 21 au sein de la Maison (145 leaders associatifs formés). Huit autres sessions (84 participants) ont déjà eu lieu à l’extérieur de la maison, auprès des Organisations de la Société Civile (OSC) ayant sollicité l’organisation de sessions supplémentaires pour leurs membres.

La Délégation de l’Union européenne en République centrafricaine conduit actuellement une campagne de sensibilisation sur le COVID-19. Parmi les différentes actions, figurent la composition d’un titre musical et la réalisation d’un clip, financé par l’Union européenne.

Covid-19 has taken humanity by surprise and had a profound effect upon international organisations and governments. The Council of Europe and the EU could not be exceptions to such a rule.

The thermal imaging system, formally known as the WG520 was installed on 8 April 2020 at Al Karamah Crossing, the main crossing point between Jordan and the West Bank.

A portable thermal imaging fever system helps border & customs officials to identify from a distance whether travellers have an above normal body temperature.

Dans le cadre de la crise sanitaire mondiale actuelle liée à la pandémie du coronavirus, la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Bénin s'est associée au Foyer Don Bosco Centre Maman Marguerite Aidjèdo, pour la sensibilisation des usagers du marché Dantokpa aux gestes barrières.

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During this unprecedented COVID-19 global emergency, the European Union and United Nations remain committed to protecting and supporting women and girls in Timor-Leste and have dedicated USD1 million funding from the flagship Spotlight Initiative budget to address the increased risks of violence against women and girls in context of the pandemic.

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Weekends inside… Easter ‘holidays’ round the corner... Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances many of us had to cancel our planned holidays and activities, to avoid the risks of getting and spreading the virus, and flatten the curve. Call it a ‘staycation’, call it a ‘holistay’, what’s important is to try and make the utmost of your time at home. Amongst others, the EU platform ‘Creative Europe At Home’ offers some suggestions to occupy your days and stay entertained online.

The European Union (EU) and its Member States today provided the Government of Jamaica with 29 ventilators, breathing machines that support patients who need intensive care in hospitals, and that are essential to saving the lives of those in critical condition due to Covid-19 infection.

Today marks the International Roma Day and, despite the world having its eyes set on the COVID-19 outbreak, it is important to take stock of the persisting problems that the Roma population faces across Europe. These challenges are particularly severe in the current state of global pandemic and need to be addressed urgently.

Dans le contexte de crise sanitaire liée au Covid-19, la Délégation de l’Union européenne et la Fondation Magic System – du nom du célèbre groupe de musique – continuent de défendre les valeurs promues cette année en Côte d’Ivoire dans le cadre de l’UE Magic Tour.

Follow updates on the latest coordinated measures to contain the virus and its economic impact inside and outside EU borders.

Civilian CSDP Mission equips & coaches Malian Internal Security Forces to protect citizens against Covid-19

 

The EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali coaches since two years the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry for Security and Civil Protection which coordinates currently the Malian response to the Corona-pandemic.

Serbia will be able to test more samples on COVID-19 than before thanks to a system of referencet laboratories equipped by the European Union, so epidemiologists in Serbia will be able to control the spread of this dangerous disease more quickly.

EU Deputy Head of Mission joined Equity Bank and the UNICEF to launch the distribution of the 32,000 leaflets for COVID19 prevention

The European Union has teamed up with the Government of South Sudan, UNICEF, Mott MacDonald, Charlie Goldsmith Associates and Equity Bank to provide information on the risk of COVID-19 and its prevention to school personnel across South Sudan.

#UnitedInDistance – histórias de solidariedade em tempos de coronavírus

Neste período difícil, prestamos homenagem àquelas pessoas boas e de coração grande que, na Europa e no resto do mundo, dão o seu contributo para ajudar o próximo e manter a moral elevada! Estas pessoas merecem todo o reconhecimento do mundo pelos seus gestos, sejam eles grandes ou pequenos, porque em tempos de crise até o mais pequeno ato de solidariedade tem um valor inestimável. Esses cidadãos – da Europa e do mundo – são os melhores embaixadores dos valores em que se funda a União Europeia. A nossa campanha #UnitedInDistance ilustra apenas alguns exemplos desta generosidade, pois sabemos que há muitas pessoas que vão além dos seus limites para ajudar os outros a superar este período difícil e também elas merecem o nosso reconhecimento.

High school students and teachers volunteer to tutor children who need distance learning during the Covis-19 crisis

An EU-supported UNDP course helps seniors from rural areas to keep in touch with their family and friends online

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Um lar de terceira idade do Reino Unido lançou a iniciativa em linha «Adota avós», depois de os membros de família dos residentes terem deixado de os poder visitar devido ao surto de coronavírus.

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Gabriella Cucinelli, uma educadora de infância que vive na cidade de Quebeque, queria partilhar uma mensagem de esperança com a sua província.

Turoz Fatih tem 36 anos e é proprietário de nove lojas de acessórios para telemóveis na Bélgica. Neste momento, as suas lojas estão encerradas devido ao surto de coronavírus, mas Turkoz não podia simplesmente ficar parado.

Uma ONG espanhola organiza videochamadas com idosos que vivem em lares, para que não se sintam sozinhos

Uma cadeia alimentar local para o intercâmbio de produtos hortícolas frescos ajuda os produtores locais e todos aqueles que atualmente têm um acesso limitado a alimentos

A Banda Musical de Lagares é uma banda local do Porto, Portugal, com cerca de 64 pessoas, entre os 12 e os 60 anos. O ano de 2020 assinala o 120.º aniversário da banda, mas o atual surto de coronavírus alterou os seus planos de comemorações: tinham planeado uma série de eventos que tiveram de cancelar ou adiar até nova ordem.

Uma associação francesa trabalha em estreita colaboração com a polícia e os assistentes sociais para organizar saídas rápidas e encontrar alojamento alternativo para as vítimas de violência doméstica, face ao aumento drástico destes casos desde o início do confinamento.

Uma iniciativa de vizinhança destinada a comprar alimentos para os que perderam os seus empregos devido ao surto de coronavírus alargou-se agora a todo o país

Roxana tinha 8 anos quando conheceu Telma, a vizinha do lado que muitas vezes tomava conta dela, tornando-se praticamente numa avó, que lhe fazia cachecóis e gorros coloridos.

Esta equipa de investigadores do PrivaSI Lab da Universidade do Egeu, na Grécia, juntou forças (e conhecimentos especializados) para ajudar as pessoas que ajudam outros.

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Apesar dos seus sucessos desportivos, Jessica é uma rapariga discreta, com um sorriso encantador e um grande coração. Quando não está a jogar ténis de mesa, trabalha como enfermeira num lar que acolhe pessoas idosas e padres doentes com situações de saúde complicadas.

Botir Arifdjanov: «Após o anúncio da quarentena, o número de pedidos no nosso sítio Web mais do que quintuplicou. Claro que estávamos à espera de um aumento, mas não tínhamos previsto um aumento tão grande.

O Filipe Ribeiro tem 23 anos e estuda no Porto. Ao mesmo tempo, em conjunto com outros estudantes que vivem na cidade, ajuda a comunidade local. A Impac’tu é uma associação de estudantes criada com o objetivo de ajudar famílias e pessoas necessitadas: de aconselhamento jurídico a apoio social, os seus voluntários disponibilizam os seus conhecimentos e a sua solidariedade ao longo do ano..

Ontem, o Hugo fez seis anos mas não pôde celebrar o seu aniversário com os pais. Tanto a mãe como o pai trabalham no hospital Gregorio Marañón, em Madrid, que está na primeira linha da luta contra do surto de coronavírus.

Jean-Christophe criou a plataforma digital «onvoussoutient.fr» porque queria arranjar uma forma de ajudar os outros durante o período em que, como toda a gente, está confinado durante duas semanas em França: «Disse a mim mesmo que a melhor forma de ajudar seria ligar as pessoas que precisam de apoio e as que as podem apoiar.»

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O setor alimentar em Malta tem demonstrado uma enorme generosidade durante estes tempos mais difíceis. No âmbito de uma das iniciativas levadas a cabo pelo setor, os restaurantes que se encontram encerrados durante este período prepararam refeições para os prestadores de cuidados de saúde do hospital Mater Dei antes de encerrarem as suas portas.

Quando teve início o surto de coronavírus, Augustijn efetuava o seu estágio em neurocirurgia no hospital Maria Middelares, em Gante. Só o pessoal sanitário essencial estava autorizado a efetuar operações urgentes, mas Augustijn podia prestar ajuda no serviço de urgência.

Combater a desinformação sobre o coronavírus

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In line with the previous EEAS Special Reports and based on publicly available information, this edition gives an overview of recent developments around COVID-19 related disinformation.

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As outlined in the earlier reports, disinformation, myths and misinformation continue to proliferate around the world, with potentially harmful consequences for public security, health and effective crisis communications. In this context, it is important to distinguish the very different forms of mis- and disinformation, as well as other forms of information manipulation.

As informações deliberadamente falsas e enganadoras no domínio da saúde proliferam, nomeadamente no que se refere ao surto de COVID-19. Para se manter informado sobre esta epidemia, confie apenas nas informações provenientes de fontes fidedignas.

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Na sequência do surto de COVID¬ 19, assistimos à proliferação de uma quantidade significativa de notícias, mitos e desinformação sobre este assunto, proveniente de várias fontes, tanto de dentro como de fora da UE. A Organização Mundial da Saúde declarou que o surto de COVID¬ 19 e a resposta ao mesmo têm sido acompanhados por uma enorme "infodemia", que a OMS descreve como uma abundância excessiva de informações – algumas exatas, outras não –, o que torna difícil encontrar fontes de informação fidedignas e orientações fiáveis. O presente relatório tem como objetivo apresentar uma panorâmica geral das tendências atuais e das informações existentes sobre as atividades de desinformação relacionadas com a COVID¬ 19. Não apresenta uma panorâmica completa nem abrangente, centrando¬ se principalmente na dimensão externa, em consonância com o mandato do SEAE.

Comunicados de imprensa

No âmbito da resposta ao coronavírus, a Comissão Europeia criou uma ponte aérea humanitária da UE para assegurar o transporte de trabalhadores humanitários e de equipamento de emergência para algumas das zonas mais críticas em todo o mundo.

Não há palavras para descrever a dor da Europa
e o sofrimento do mundo.
Os nossos pensamentos vão para todas as vítimas e rezamos por todas as famílias que perderam entes queridos.

L'Union européenne a présenté le 8 avril à Bruxelles son plan de riposte globale et d’aide aux pays partenaires face au COVID-19. L'action extérieure de l’UE vise à répondre aux dimensions multiples de la crise, sur le plan sanitaire et humanitaire, notamment par le renforcement des systèmes de santé et d'approvisionnement en eau et assainissement, ainsi que sur le plan socio-économique pour atténuer l’impact sur l’économie et sur les populations.

A team of European doctors and nurses from Romania and Norway, deployed through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, is being immediately dispatched to Milan and Bergamo to help Italian medical staff working to battle the coronavirus. Austria has also offered over 3,000 litres of disinfectant to Italy via the Mechanism. The Commission will coordinate and co-finance this European assistance.

A Comissão decidiu hoje aprovar os pedidos dos Estados-Membros e do Reino Unido para isentar temporariamente de direitos aduaneiros e de IVA a importação de dispositivos médicos e de equipamentos de proteção provenientes de países terceiros, a fim de contribuir para a luta contra o coronavírus. Deste modo, será financeiramente mais fácil obter o equipamento médico de que médicos, enfermeiros e doentes necessitam desesperadamente.

Le Haut représentant pour la politique étrangère et de sécurité de l’Union européenne souligne dans une tribune au « Monde » les trois défis du Covid-19, sanitaire, économique, géopolitique au projet européen

A Comissão pretende apoiar diretamente os sistemas de saúde dos Estados-Membros na luta contra a pandemia de COVID-19 através de medidas que podem ser tomadas mais eficazmente a nível da União. Para o efeito e com base no princípio da solidariedade, a Comissão complementará de forma rápida, flexível e direta os esforços que estão a ser envidados a nível nacional.

The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial assistance, in the form of loans granted on favourable terms from the EU to Member States, of up to €100 billion in total.

The new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) is designed to help protect jobs and workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It will provide financial assistance, in the form of loans granted on favourable terms from the EU to Member States, of up to €100 billion in total.

O primeiro pacote de medidas da Iniciativa de Investimento de Resposta à Crise do Coronavírus centrou-se na mobilização imediata de fundos estruturais, de modo a permitir uma resposta rápida à crise. Neste sentido, foram introduzidas várias alterações muito importantes, que alargam o âmbito do apoio dos fundos, proporcionam liquidez imediata e permitem flexibilidade nas alterações dos programas.

The contrast between the silence of Europe’s streets and squares and the tumultuous, painful reality in many of its hospitals is heartbreaking. COVID-19 has not only Europe but the entire global community in its grip. It is already clear that the pandemic will reshape our world. But precisely how will depend on the choices that we make today.

Today, the European Commission has proposed to make €75 million from the EU budget available to help Member States repatriate EU nationals and to increase the budget of the RescEU medical stockpile.

Following the informal video conference on 26 March 2020, the members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, EU enlargement, the earthquake in Croatia and the situation at the EU's external borders.

I would firstly like to thank all those of you who have made this extraordinary session possible under such exceptional circumstances. It is hard to believe quite how much the world has changed since we last met. In the blink of an eye, a virus which emerged on the other side of the world has become a deadly pandemic with tragic consequences for us here in Europe too.

The 17 March videoconference of the Members of the European Council endorsed the 16 March statement of the Eurogroup and invited the Eurogroup to continuously and closely monitor economic and financial developments and to adopt without delay a coordinated policy response to the rapidly evolving situation. To this end, I convened a videoconference of the Eurogroup and Ministers of non-euro-area Member States on 24 March. I am writing to you to share my personal conclusions.

Video conference of Foreign Affairs Ministers: Remarks by the High Representative Josep Borrell at the press conference

The Council is taking measures to ensure the continuity of its work in the current exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today it agreed on a temporary derogation to its Rules of Procedure to make it easier to take decisions by written procedure.

Following up on the videoconference on 10 March 2020 between European Council Members, as well as the ECB President, the Eurogroup President and the High Representative, the Eurogroup held an in-depth discussion today, together with non-Euro Area Members, on how to respond to the extraordinary human and economic crisis caused by the Corona virus.

Today, the Commission offered up to €80 million of financial support to CureVac, a higly innovative vaccine developer from Tübingen, Germany, to scale up development and production of a vaccine against the Coronavirus in Europe.