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In Naples, Pandemic ‘Solidarity Baskets’ Help Feed The Homeless

Date 04.07.2020

Italy has been hard-hit by the coronavirus epidemic, with a death toll of more than 16,000. Its economy is in near-shutdown.

Although Italy’s south has seen fewer deaths from COVID-19 infection than the north, its poverty and jobless rates are high. In lockdown since March 10, Naples, a normally bustling city of more than 2 million, is now a ghost town. Acts of charity, long a hallmark of this city, have become more important than ever as a means of sustenance.

“Chi può metta, chi non può prenda” (“Those who can, put something in, those who can’t, help yourself.”) – Giuseppe Moscati

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