Over 1 in 4 foreign families in Italy in absolute poverty

Major increase with pandemic says Caritas, Migrantes report

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 14 - Over a quarter of the foreign families in Italy, 26.7%, are living in conditions of absolute poverty, a report by Catholic charity Caritas and the Migrantes foundation said on Thursday.
    That compares to around 6% of Italian families who are in absolute poverty, meaning they do not have enough money to lead a dignified life .
    The report said the number of poor foreign nationals in Italy had increased significantly with the COVID-19 pandemic.
    It said the absolute-poverty incidence among foreign families was 24.4% before the pandemic.
    So the proportion has risen by 2.3 percentage points - or 568,000 households in absolute terms. (ANSA).


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