The European Union has warned of a growing poverty gap between north and south of Europe.
In southern Spain, Jerez has become the country's most indebted city due to the economic crisis, prompting charities and the church to step in and aid those in serious need.
Experts say the public services provided by the government are being withdrawn not just in Jerez but across Spain.
Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports from Jerez.
Source: Al Jazeera