New data show 1 in 5 Israelis can’t afford to buy food

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November 29, 2011 17:43

 
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One fifth of Israel’s citizens cannot afford to purchase an adequate amount of food in order to subsist, new data from the National Insurance Institute (NII) released Tuesday at the Sderot Conference for Society has revealed.

Presented at a panel featuring representatives of the Ministries of Welfare and Social Affairs and Finance, local authorities and the non-profit sector, the NII shared the findings of a survey of some 5000 families showing that ten percent of the population suffers from some level of starvation or nutritional insecurity and nearly 20% feel extreme financial insecurity.

The survey’s results also showed that 13% of those questioned said they are often forced to go without enough food and 4% said they forgo food completely.

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