‘They are the new poor’: Covid-19 fuels rising poverty in Italy

‘They are the new poor’: Covid-19 fuels rising poverty in Italy

The queue at a soup kitchen in the Trastevere district of Rome moves at a much slower pace than it did before Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, owing to physical distancing rules. But it is also much longer. “We have gone from serving around 300 meals at a time to 500,” said Lucia Lucchini, who manages the kitchen run by the Catholic charity Sant’Egidio.

By Miki