Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Some 50 Million EU Citizens Live in Poverty - Oxfam

© AFP 2021 / DANIEL MIHAILESCUA woman collects wooden cases for heating her house with in Bucharest
A woman collects wooden cases for heating her house with in Bucharest - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Almost 50 million EU residents live without enough money even to heat their homes, Oxfam reported, citing bending the rules by wealthy elites among the reasons.

The poverty rate in Ukraine is expected to reach 32 percent in 2015, Regnum News Agency reported. - Sputnik International
One-Third of Ukrainians to Live Under Poverty Line by Year End
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The European Union is witnessing alarming levels of poverty and injustice, with some 50 million people experiencing extreme financial hardships, Oxfam charity said in a report published Wednesday.

"Within the prosperous nations of the European Union (EU), 123 million people are at risk of poverty or social exclusion, representing almost a quarter of the population, while almost 50 million people live with severe material deprivation, without enough money to heat their homes or cope with unforeseen expenses," it is estimated in the Oxfam report.

According to Oxfam, poverty in the European Union is not an issue of scarcity, but a problem of how income and wealth are divided.

"Europe is facing unacceptable levels of poverty and inequality. Instead of putting people first, policy decision making is increasingly influenced by wealthy elites who bend the rules to their advantage, worsening poverty and economic inequality, while steadily and significantly eroding democratic institutions."

Oxfam recommendations for solving the poverty and inequality in the bloc are based on strengthening institutional democracy, investing in public services, guaranteeing decent compensation for work, and introducing juster taxes.

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations tasked with finding solutions to end poverty and what it sees as injustice around the world. It operates in 94 countries worldwide.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала