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A beggar sits and asks for money amid the coronavirus crisis, Jerusalem, 2020

Thousands of Israelis pushed into poverty amid COVID-19 pandemic - report

Compared to the year before, some 268,000 new households - around 3% of the population - were pushed into poverty.

A Leket Israel volunteer delivers food to a housebound woman.

No nonsense – hunger is a real issue in Israel

Are our government representatives, people who were democratically elected to serve the public, really blind to the situation?

PROF. SABINA ALKIRE, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at Oxford Unive

Sabina Alkire and the Boris Mints Institute Prize

Alkire was recognized for her exceptional contribution to the understanding of the dynamics and implications of poverty.

one of the Pitchon Lev's, a poverty assistance organization, help centers.

Elderly, child poverty increased in 2018, national report finds

NGOs combating poverty express concern with increasing poverty for elderly, although rate of overall poverty remained the same in 2018 over 2017 figures.

Holocaust survivors to receive increase in compensation from Germany

There are some 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel. Tragically, around 50,000 of them live around or below the poverty line.

Presenting the annual poverty report.

21.2% of Israeli population lives below the poverty line - new report

The report showed an increase in poverty among the elderly, despite a recent minimum wage increase.

Delegation participants from the Detroit-based Sue & Alan Jay Kaufman Family Teen Mission to Israel

Detroit teens volunteer to fight poverty in Israel

“There are so many people that need help.”

AN ISRAELI breastfeeds her baby in a buttercup field near Kibbutz Nir Yitzhak on the Gaza border.

Small gifts – big results

This program is one of the hundreds offered by IFCJ that aims to fill the financial gaps in society.


Taub report: Economic slowdown, high poverty and inequality in Israel in 2017

"A State of the Nation 2017," produced by the Taub Center, offers a snapshot of the socioeconomic condition of Israel in 2017.

State of Child report finds 1 in 3 children under poverty line in Israel

Opposition leader MK Isaac Herzog (Zionist Union) blamed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) for the bleak report.

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