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Social services under pressure

The current economic crisis is affecting the social services of Fuerteventura. Demand has skyrocketed in all municipalities. It is because about 66% of the population was not born on the island and have come to live here in recent years. This means that many people who have become unemployed have no resources, with no family or relatives on the island who could help them. This means additional demand for social services, that in other communities does not happen, at least not to the extent that occurs here. The first answer is to help with food, clothing and shelter. All institutions are now making extra efforts in their budgets to fund such services. Then there is the answer that could really help save the situation, and it is related to employment and training. Social services and NGOs account for hundreds of people asking for help daily in the different municipalities