Coronavirus: “The third wave is social and it was expected”, points out Christophe Devys

Coronavirus: “The third wave is social and it was expected”, points out Christophe Devys

Christophe Devys, president of the Alerte collective, is the guest of the “4 Vérités” of France 2 on Wednesday 7 October.

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Since the appearance of the coronavirus, beneficiaries of food aid have increased by 30% and those of the RSA by 10%. “The third wave is social and it was expected. The associations fighting against exclusion that I represent for a large majority had said that there would be a very serious social crisis in the second half of the year. We see it sooner than expected and on a massive scale“, Says Christophe Devys, president of the Alerte collective.

Eight million people need food aid compared to 5.5 in 2019 ″, he emphasizes in the “4 Truths” on Wednesday, October 7. There are new audiences: there are young people who have lost odd jobs, there are seniors, working people who have become unemployed, and more surprisingly independent traders or craftsmen who find themselves with very low order books. ”, he explains.“The economy is largely supported by the state, but the day it stops, there will be failures in the fabric of small businesses.“, Continues Christophe Devys.

State announcements in mid-October

“The poor are the forgotten people of this crisis, and even of the five-year term. Their income has stagnated or declined ”, notes Christophe Devys, who asked the Prime Minister that the RSA be open to those under 25 and an increase in social minimums in particular. “Jean Castex has promised an answer by mid-October”, he specifies.The situation has never been so urgent for 30 years. We can move towards a more united society, there is still time to do it ”, concludes Christophe Devys.