‘European social safety net eroded’: ICRC shocked by accumulated poverty data
The European Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are seeing a worrying poverty trend across the continent, in some areas reaching WWII proportions, Anitta Underlin, European director of the Red Cross told RT.
RT:Poverty has struck the European Union – about 43 million people suffer from material poverty. Why is the crisis so severe now?
Anitta Underlin: What we have seen since we did our first survey in 2009 and until 2013 is that the crisis is really taking root at the community level, at individual level and at household level to a different degree.
Because people today have used all of their savings, there is nothing…
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