Arab Today, arab today poor hit hardest by cuts in crisishit europe
Last Updated : GMT 05:53:37
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Poor hit hardest by cuts in crisis-hit Europe

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Poor hit hardest by cuts in crisis-hit Europe

Athens - AFP

Welfare cuts ordered in the wake of Europe's economic crisis are hitting the poor disproportionately hard, with child poverty rising and people's health at risk, a leading Catholic charity warned on Thursday. A new report by Caritas depicted "an unfair Europe" struggling with "disturbing" poverty levels after studying the impact of the financial crisis in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. "The report depicts an unfair Europe, where social risks are increasing, social systems are being downsized and individuals and families are under stress," Caritas said in a statement. "Cuts to public services disproportionately affect lower-income groups, and problems accessing healthcare are impacting negatively on people's health," its report said. Child poverty in the European Union has increased from under 20 percent to more than 22 percent in the last three years, reaching over 30 percent in Ireland, said the organisation's general secretary Jorge Nuno Mayer. Even Cyprus, long considered an affluent society, has a poverty rate of over 29 percent among older people, the report said. "Austerity measures have failed to solve problems and create growth," Mayer warned, adding that "the European project and cohesion in our societies is at stake. Many unemployed and uninsured have turned to their families for help, particularly in southern Europe, but after years of recession, this resource is also running dry. "Families are now exhausted, they cannot continue paying," Mayer said. "A second wave of poverty is expected... the negative impact can last for decades." In Spain, the economy could take 20 years to recover to pre-crisis levels, he added. The Spanish branch of Caritas meanwhile said the number of households living in extreme poverty in Spain rose to 1.5 million last year from 900,000 before the crisis hit in 2007. The number of individuals in extreme poverty nearly doubled to 5.1 million in mid-2013 from 2.8 million in mid-2007, it said in a new report, calling the rise "unprecedented". "There is a great risk that the progressive increase in inequality will become chronic in the long-term," it warned. In Portugal, more than 200,000 people will have left the country by mid-2014, seeking a better future elsewhere, said Eugenio Jose da Cruz Fonseca, chairman of the local Caritas chapter. The report was unveiled in Greece, the first eurozone nation to require an international bailout in 2010 and arguably the hardest-hit by the crisis. Caritas called for an urgent shift from financial to social goals, as it accused governments of failing to address the moral responsibility of banks for the crisis. "The financial system must not be insulated from risk, with the consequent incentive to reckless behaviour," the report said. "The same is likely to happen again unless a different approach is taken." Caritas has 164 member organisations working in 200 countries and territories around the world to provide food and assistance to the poor, immigrants and war victims.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today poor hit hardest by cuts in crisishit europe Arab Today, arab today poor hit hardest by cuts in crisishit europe

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today poor hit hardest by cuts in crisishit europe Arab Today, arab today poor hit hardest by cuts in crisishit europe

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel, Germany submarine deal advances

GMT 05:45 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Israel, Germany submarine deal advances
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 06:43 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Fake dentists ply brisk trade

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday