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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.

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.”

AMONG NONPROFIT organizations in Israel, 23% provide assistance to the haredi sector, compared to 7%

Major gap in nonprofit welfare funding between haredim and Arab Israelis

43,000 nonprofits currently help provide services to people on welfare, although only about 20,000 appear to be active.


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.

Jerusalem homeless

Report: 22% of Israelis lived in poverty in 2016

The figure is the highest rate in the developed world.

Volunteers work the fields in Binyamina

Leket Israel buys land to grow food for the needy

The land is predicted to grow enough produce to feed about 2,700 people daily.

A PASSERBY stops to console a poor woman in Jerusalem in 2015.

Study: 'Israel's economic growth unsustainable, poverty rate highest in OECD'

Taub Center cites government’s failure to reduce poverty through taxes and welfare system.

Volunteering in Israel

More than 1 in 5 Israelis live in poverty, highest in developed world

When compared to other OECD countries, Israel still has the highest poverty rates of all developed countries.

Poverty in Israel

State blamed as shocking new report highlights deep poverty across Israel

1,412,000 adults and 1,024,000 children live under the poverty line, with 1 in 3 poor children skipping meals.

Beggar in Jerusalem

Government has invested only 25% of funds needed to combat sky-high poverty

Researchers said there was “serious doubt” if the steps taken so far, and those planned, will bring poverty rates down to the OECD average.

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