Caritas Mallorca has helped some 11,355 people affected by the pandemic in 2020

Caritas clothes collection point in Palma

Caritas clothes collection point in Palma Credit: Antekbojar CC

THANKS to support from across the island, Caritas has been able to help more people than ever during 2020 and notes that 49 per cent appealed for help for the first time.
More than €5.2 million has been allocated to develop actions and programs to respond to the unprecedented social demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faced with this reality, the support of Caritas Mallorca has intensified, strengthened and expanded to be able to help people in these moments of uncertainty, fear and anxiety.
A total of 11,355 people were assisted by Caritas Mallorca last year, 2,568 more than in 2019. Of this total, it should be noted that 49 per cent have approached Caritas for the first time and women represented 54 per cent.
Just 27 per cent of those helped were Spanish and 68 per cent were represented by those holding non-EU passports.
Regarding the employment situation of people accompanied by Caritas Mallorca in 2020, 56.4 per cent are unemployed, while about 10 per cent worked, with the balance being on ERTE.

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