Higher process for food, electricity, gas and fuel are being felt by vulnerable families in Denmark, driving more to apply for Christmas packages offered by the Red Cross, broadcaster DR writes.
The NGO said in a statement that more people than ever before have applied for its Christmas help or julehjælp assistance for vulnerable families.
While 15,000 people applied for the charity last year, the number has already reached 20,000 in 2022.
“We are in an extraordinary situation this year where a lot more people have to account for every single krone to make their finances work,” Danish Red Cross general secretary Anders Ladekarl said in the press statement.
“For many more, their finances no longer work, and this is unfortunately reflected by these numbers,” he said.
The Red Cross Christmas assistance consists of a voucher worth 900 kroner redeemable at Coop stores or, in some stores, a hamper consisting of products.