8 June 2020 Emergency Fund Covid-19Civil Society

Support to immigrants, refugees and members of the gypsy community

The Gulbenkian Foundation and the High Commission for Migration are supporting organizations of the civil society who are generating responses to the most pressing vulnerabilities of immigrant populations, refugees and gypsy communities

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the High Commission for Migration (ACM) are supporting with €100k organizations of the civil society who are generating responses to the most pressing vulnerabilities of immigrant populations, refugees and gypsy communities from all over the country, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two institutions have reached an agreement where the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will commit to supporting 31 organizations with an amount of €75k and ACM a total for 11 organizations, with an amount of €25k.

The vulnerabilities of these populations were identified by ACM with the support of local organizations. In a universe of 17.000 immigrants, refugees and members of gypsy communities, these vulnerabilities are related with the protection, testing and the food supply of these populations.

This is a partnership in the context of the Covid-19 Emergency Fund created by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation after the declaration of the state of emergency in Portugal with the intent of funding initiatives capable of mitigating the effects of the pandemic across fields like Healthcare, Science, Education, Culture and Civil Society.

 

List of supported Entities

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