Rapidly rising demand for food and clothes aid
Red Cross Faroe Islands is now receiving 80 percent more applications for food and clothes aid than last year.
“Although our statistics do not tell us about the causes of the sudden increase in demand, it seems obvious that the rising living costs play a big part,” says Sigrið Zachariasen, head of secretariat at Red Cross Faroe Islands.
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Unlike in previous years when people applied for support for both food and clothes, most of the applicants this year are asking for food support only.
“The figures for the first half of 2022 suggest that the demand for our food and clothes aid may increase even further in the second half of this year.”
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The latest figures also indicate a demographic change in applicants for food and clothes aid.
“In previous years, mostly families with young children applied. But now we also receive many applications from individuals, including pensioners, who struggle to make ends meet.”
The Red Cross Faroe Islands food and clothes aid can be contacted by phone at 283670.
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