Italy poverty at all-time high says Caritas

270,000 people helped in 2023, up 40.7% in last 5 yrs – charity

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Poverty in Italy is at an all-time high, Catholic charity Caritas said on Wednesday.
    “Poverty today is at an all-time high and is to be understood as a structural phenomenon of the country”, said the Poverty 2024 Statistical Report by Caritas Italiana released today.
    “In 2023,” it reads, “in the Caritas listening centres and computerised services alone (3,124 in 206 dioceses in Italy), the people met and supported numbered 269,689.
    Almost 270,000 ‘faces’ assimilated to as many households”.
    “Compared to 2022,” the report says, “there has been a 5.4% increase in the number of assisted persons, a growth that is more contained than a year ago” but “the comparison of the number of assisted persons 2019-2023 is merciless: +40.7%”.
   
   

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