COVID-19 situation quarterly report in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership June 2021

In the framework of the EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership, AFEW International is continuously collecting and circulating information on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), as well as the measures taken by local governments to contain the epidemic and information on access to health services.

This is one of the activities within the programme implemented by the consortium of NGOs – AFEW International,  People in Need (PIN) and Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC). The quarterly reports do not give conclusions or recommendations for the next steps. They are intended to inform and support the development of (new) interventions.

The most recent report (28 June, 2021)  gives an overview of the period 1 April – 28 June 2021. Read the report here

Results of the small grants call under EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme

Following the AFEW International’s call for proposals launched in April 2021, several community-based organisations (CBOs) working with key populations in the Eastern Partnership countries have been awarded small grants up to € 3.500 for immediate material needs arising from COVID-19 related measures, such as PPE and IT/communication equipment. The support is provided under the EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme, financed by the European Union.

In total, we’ve received 61 applications: 36 from Ukraine; 1 from Belarus; 4 from Azerbaijan; 14 from Georgia; 2 from Armenia and 4 from Moldova.

Unfortunately none of the proposals submitted from organisations in Azerbaijan or Belarus have been selected. Due to the high amount of applications received from organisations in Ukraine we have decided to support 2 more eligible proposals (in addition to 3, which we announced earlier).

Therefore, after a careful eligibility check and selection process among 3 members of the Operational Team, we have agreed to support 10 proposals, of which 5 proposals are from Ukraine, 2 proposals from Georgia, 2 from Armenia, and 1 from Moldova.

It is important to note that we selected proposals with an average score of 3.5 and higher. When we’ve reviewed the applications, we kept the following in mind:

  • We prioritized activities which are not (easily) fundable through other means.
  • We prioritized smaller community-based organizations that are carrying their work in smaller cities.
  • In the portfolio of grants, we strived to have all relevant key populations represented.

You can find out more about the EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme in the Eastern Partnership Countries and its various components and updates here.

We would like to thank all the applicants for their time and effort! You can find out more about our other grant opportunities here.

COVID-19 situation quarterly report in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership April 2021

In the framework of the EU COVID-19 Solidarity Programme for the Eastern Partnership, AFEW International is continuously collecting and circulating information on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), as well as the measures taken by local governments to contain the epidemic and information on access to health services.

This is one of the activities within the programme implemented by the consortium of NGOs – AFEW International,  People in Need (PIN) and Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC). The quarterly reports do not give conclusions or recommendations for the next steps. They are intended to inform and support the development of (new) interventions.

The most recent report (April 19, 2021)  gives an overview of the period 1 January – 31 March 2021. You can read it here.

 

The following sources were used for this report:

— WHO Health System Response Monitor (HSRM);
— Official sources on the coronavirus situation in the countries;
— Reports on the COVID-19 situation prepared by the UNICEF, UN, OECD, International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR);
— Global news agencies;
— Local independent media.