Remar acts against the queues of hunger

It has been almost 9 months since the beginning of the pandemic in Spain, and the situation at the moment does not seem to be normalising. We are in the middle of the second wave, and some experts say that in a few months there could be a third wave, with all the consequences that this entails.

 

Before the crisis of Covid-19, 25% of the population in Spain (almost 12 million people) was considered to be at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Experts warn that the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic could increase this figure.

Covid-19 has exacerbated the world’s poverty and food crisis. The pandemic is having economic and social consequences all around the globe, both among the poorest and the richest countries. This situation is also affecting the countries in Europe, those that are the richest and most developed countries in the world. Spain, Italy or the United Kingdom have seen their economies severely affected by the closure of companies, people losing their jobs, business closures, groups of workers such as the hotel and tourism sector are facing a situation that a few months ago was unthinkable.

 

All the above shows why we have seen an increase in the queues of people requesting help in the soup kitchens in so many countries where the NGO Remar works, far from ending, there is an increase every day.

In the United Kingdom, the queues of people approaching our soup kitchens in cities like London and Nottingham are increasing, people who had a stable source of income and employment. Our colleagues there tell us that “a few months ago we couldn’t have imagined this, this doesn’t look like England¨, they tell us astonished. The atmosphere that is lived is one of uncertainty and concern for what’s to come.

 

In Spain, we also continue to share our bread with the needy. Many families who are homeless come to us through Social Services, where they are informed that the NGO Remar can help them.

The volunteers of the soup kitchens of the NGO Remar continue to make an effort every day to carry out this important work, from searching, preparing and distributing the food in each soup kitchen, as well as taking care of the expenses derived from this activity, because we are called to do good.

And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”Romans 10:15

 

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