1 in 5 children living in pove...


1 in 5 children living in poverty across Europe

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10:39 11 Jul 2022

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The number of children living in poverty in the EU has been labelled a 'disgrace'.

A Social Justice Ireland report shows the figure stands at almost 15.8 million, which represents one in five children across Europe.

The organisation says a range of interventions are necessary to address the problem.

CEO Dr Sean Healy says there are long term implications for families affected:

"A number of children continue, year on year to experience poverty, it's a major concern, and I think has long term consequences for the people and families concerned, as well as for the EU as a whole. We're two thirds of a century into the European Union and the fact that we would still have one in five children living in poverty is a disgrace."

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