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The long lines of Milan’s ‘new Covid poor’

Milan is the centre of Italy's industrial north and one of the richest cities in Europe. But as the pandemic has battered the country, poverty rates have soared, even here. Since coronavirus swept across Italy a year ago, the line for food parcels outside Milan's Pane Quotidiano charity has grown and grown. Every day, 3,500 people turn up at the two distribution points run in Milan by the charity, which hands out surplus food it receives from a range of organisations, as well as through individual donations.

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