"Even in a context of uncertainty, it seems certain that the services and benefits of Mides will maintain a level of demand by the population considerably higher than in recent years," Mides said.
According to Mides, a funds withdrawal by the Luis Lacalle Pou administration would harm gender-based violence victims and other vulnerable sectors amidst the pandemic. The ministry forecasts the poverty index in 2020 would exceed 2019's rate in about 35.6%.
In July, Mides disclosed a report on homelessness increase during the pandemic and stressed over 60 % of those with no housing rely on public resources.
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