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More Portuguese with higher education seeking food aid due to poverty

More and more citizens with higher education are appealing for help due to poverty, Portugal’s international medical assistance foundation AMI has warned today, noting that “very low salaries” are not allowing people to cope with basic needs. Speaking to Lusa at the foundation’s Porta Amiga Centre in Chelas, Lisbon, AMI director Salomé Marques described “worrying numbers of people” who “are already starting to appear who actually have more advanced schooling, a higher level of literacy” than those habitually supported. She fears that “people’s mental health” could be becoming “more and more fragile”.