Latet poverty report paints disturbing picture of poverty

December 17, 2012 17:42

The organization Latet, which provides assistance to needy populations in Israel, released on Monday its annual alternative poverty report, which paints 2012 as “a bad year” for Israel.

Some of the report’s most disturbing facts where those in regards to children of needy families in the country.

According to the data, which was presented at a conference in Rishon Letzion on Monday morning, half of the children of needy families, who are still minors, are forced to work today, a sharp increase compared to 2011 when this number only came up to 19 percent. In general, this means that one out of five Israeli children have had to drop out of school for this purpose.

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