Migrants sit at the docks in Arguineguin, Canary Islands, Spain, waiting to be tested for COVID-19 prior to be put under quarantine | Photo: EPA/ANGEL MEDINA
Migrants sit at the docks in Arguineguin, Canary Islands, Spain, waiting to be tested for COVID-19 prior to be put under quarantine | Photo: EPA/ANGEL MEDINA

The Italian volunteer association Il Grande Colibrì has set up a website with updated information on the situation concerning COVID-19 in Italy. It's available in over 50 languages.

Since February, the Il Grande Colibrì volunteer association in Italy has been gathering and updating information on COVID-19 in dozens of languages. The service is aimed at people living in Italy with limited or no knowledge of the Italian language.

So far the association has created, with the help only of volunteers, 189 informational texts and 78 videos. For the most part however, the content is no longer available since the information is no longer valid.

Following the recent changes to government regulations, Il Grande Colibrì added updated information on its website (https://www.ilgrandecolibri.com/coronavirus-spiegato-migranti-a s ilanti/). It will soon be publishing information on regional regulations as well.

Aim to inform foreigners in Italy

"The aim is to inform, as was the case during the first wave of the epidemic, a high number of people who need to find this information and are unable to do so elsewhere,'' the organization said.

The association noted in a statement that all the material produced will be published on its website, circulated on WhatsApp chat groups and Telegram and distributed in a paper format throughout the country.

The website also contains information on violence against women, in light of the sharp increase in cases during lockdowns.

Grande Colibrì was formed in 2011 and since November, the project has received support from UNHCR and Intersos. The organizations Certi Diritti, Les Cultures, and Naga are also collaborating in the project.

 

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