HELP POOR AND NEEDY IN EUROPEEurope is going through extraordinarily difficult times. The short term impacts of Covid19 on people’s lives as well as the economy are disastrous, and the long term effects are still unknown. Millions of people’s jobs, income and living standards are at risk, whilst faced with rising costs, rents and bills. The progress we have seen in recent years on poverty reduction in Europe is under threat. Without strong and decisive action, more people throughout Europe risk being pulled into poverty. This is why we need both short term and long term actions to help workers, families and children. Life Share Helps has responded to the needs of vulnerable or marginalized groups in Europe for almost 20 years, adapting its work in order to support children and family at risk. Our volunteers provide soup kitchens, hygiene kits, assistance to the elderly, including a dedicated telephone line and community support services.