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Crisis sends French new poor flocking to food banks

January 21, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EXPATICA) The world financial crisis is forcing more and more once relatively comfortable French workers to seek out charity food banks and soup kitchens to get a free hot meal. PARIS – “It’s tough to come here, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it,” said one man, a former manager in […]

Red Cross warns: “Europe must be ready for popular uprisings”

January 9, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN REUTERS) Millions of Europeans who were relatively prosperous, now so difficult to get food on the table, that Europe must be prepared for popular uprisings similar to those in North Africa. The conclusion one is reached the International Red Cross because of the economic crisis in the EU. The world’s largest humanitarian organization […]

Caritas denounces the empoverishment in Luxembourg’s life conditions

December 5, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN WORT.LU) In its 2011 annual report, Caritas Luxembourg says that the economic crisis has made conditions worse for refugees and people in need, due to rising costs and high unemployment. Housing, in particular, posed a challenge to financially disadvantaged people living in Luxembourg, such as recognised refugees. Caritas found that people had to spend […]

UK’s poorest families hit hardest by recession and austerity

October 3, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THEREALNEWS.COM) A leading British charity warns that 3.5 million children in the United Kingdom are growing up below the poverty line, while the divide between rich and poor continues to accelerate faster than anywhere else in the developed world. Even in the middle of a recession it’s not difficult to see that the […]

The Red Cross distributes food among 300,000 spanish in extreme vulnerability

September 14, 2012

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(BY NEPO) Food distribution is one of the most important actions of the aid appeal launched by the Spanish Red Cross (‘Now  +  than never’) to increase support to those affected by the crisis in Spain and attend to the 300,000 people in extremely vulnerability situation. The groups to which the aid is directed are […]

The spanish hunger strike against banking rescue reaches 69 days

September 5, 2012

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(By NEPO) The president of the association of unemployed Adesorg, Luis Fernandez, is up 69 days on indefinite hunger strike in front of the spanish House of Representatives to protest the government’s decision to rescue banking. The initiative, which started last June 25, has the support and participation of Unicaes, an organization of small entrepreneurs. “Who […]

In Spain: “I look in the trash to make ends meet”

August 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PÚBLICO) In Spain, more and more people flock to the closure of supermarkets to collect food containers. No queda mucho para la medianoche cuando Pedro, un jubilado de 70 años, se acerca a un Carrefour Market en el centro de Madrid y deja discretamente su carro de dos ruedas frente a la puerta. […]