poverty in israel

Minister Ofir Akunis: 11,000 families will be given food aid until April

Social Affairs Minister Akunis reached an agreement to secure 6 million NIS to provide poor families with food purchasing coupons until April.

Presenting the annual poverty report.
‘Soup-kitchen nation:’ Relieving poverty in Israel by reducing food waste

Addressing one of the ramifications of poverty by a government-led food rescue program

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.

Restaurant-style soup kitchen a new solution for Jerusalem’s poor

Meir Panim has established restaurant-style soup kitchens throughout Israel to give the look and feel of a real restaurant.

NGO puts politicians on empty cans to stop preserving Israeli poverty

On Monday, Latet released their annual "alternative" poverty report, which unlike the State of Israel's official poverty report, measures poverty according to households lacking essential needs.

'Alternative' poverty report: Over 1m. Israeli children living in poverty

A poverty report by the non-profit Latet organization shows that one-quarter of all Israelis are currently living in poverty.

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Smoking rate in Israel on increase despite campaigns to quit

Men from a lower socioeconomic background are twice as likely to smoke than those who are more wealthy.

Neighborhood socioeconomic clusters

The city of Jerusalem falls into Cluster 2, as do many of Israel’s Arab localities (such as Kalansuwa), along with Israel’s haredi cities (such as Bnei Brak).

OECD: Weak labor productivity hampering growth of Israeli economy

While GDP per capita in Israel increased annually by 2.3% between 2002 and 2008, according to OECD data, it grew by an average of only 1.7% between 2012 and 2018.

Jerusalem poverty levels persist despite increased employment

In recent years, Jerusalem has been enjoying a steady increase in both tourism and business, but the fruits of that success have not had a notable impact on the poorest population groups.

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