Poor in New York – survival and the city | DW Documentary

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Sixta works as a house cleaner. Before the pandemic hit, she had four clients; now she has just one. To pay her room rental of $600 a month, she collects bottles every day. Alcohol claimed the life of Sixta's youngest son during the pandemic. Sixta is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who has lived in New York for 34 years. Long ago she and her husband parted ways, leaving Sixta to raise five children on her own here. She collects bottles to get by, though recently she’s earned even less than usual, because she went on a hunger strike for two weeks. Together with other activists, Sixta is calling on the US government to help needy, undocumented immigrants like herself. Aid organization Feeding America estimates that some 50 million people in the US suffer from food insecurity due to the pandemic. In his report, Bastian Hartig documents the growing gap between the rich and the poor in New York. https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/food-insecurity ـــــ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to: DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# DW Documental (Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental DW Documentary وثائقية دي دبليو: (Arabic): https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia For more visit: http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories We kindly ask viewers to read and stick to the DW netiquette policy on our channel: https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G
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