Monday, September 30, 2013

First Food Aid: Starving Portuguese turn to charity (VIDEO)

As austerity continues to wreak havoc for families in Portugal, people are turning to volunteer charities to provide them with food parcels. Charities are now essential in the lives of increasingly deprived sectors of the population.

'It's not life, it's survival': Crisis-hit Portuguese forced to live in communes  (VIDEO)

The decision to resort to austerity has returned to bite the coalition government of Portugal, who've suffered defeat in local elections.

The country is likely to see a third consecutive year of recession. And tax hikes and job cuts are forcing people to find new ways to survive, as Sara Firth reports.


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