Caritas, 450 thousand requests in 3 months, 34% new poor – Chronicle

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In the most difficult months of the pandemic, from March to May, Caritas assisted nearly 450,000 people, 61.6% of whom were Italian. Of these, 34% are “new poor”, that is, people who have turned to Caritas for the first time. Among the responses to requests: 92,000 families in difficulty have had access to diocesan funds, over 3,000 families have benefited from support activities for distance learning and smart working, 537 small businesses have received support.

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