The pandemic worsens the situation of the poorest

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The pandemic worsens the situation of the poorest


The Swiss who live on low wages are increasingly destitute due to the coronavirus crisis. Almost 370,000 people survive thanks to social assistance in Switzerland.


In Geneva, food packages are distributed.


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In Geneva, food packages are distributed.


The crisis linked to the pandemic due to the new coronavirus worsens the situation of the poorest in Switzerland, announces the SonntagsBlick in its edition of this Sunday, citing several experts.

Economist Isabel Martinez points out that the wages of many people are no longer enough to live on.

The financial reserves of people in precarious employment are low or nonexistent, she adds.

“With increasing inequality, the possibilities for advancement diminish.”

The newspaper also recalls the recent queues in several Swiss cities for food distributions. Almost 370,000 people survive thanks to social assistance in Switzerland.

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