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    Caritas: Welfare cuts hitting the poor disproportionately hard


    by PressTV

    The poor are bearing the brunt of economic crisis in Europe. That’s according to a report compiled by a leading Catholic charity.
    The charity organization's report says E-U’s welfare cuts are hitting the poor disproportionately hard. The report by Caritas studies the impact of austerity measures in Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania and Spain. It says the cuts are putting people's health at risk and increasing poverty among children. The report further adds that child poverty in the E-U has increased from under 20 percent to more than 22 percent in the last three years. Caritas finally calls on the EU officials to shift from financial to social goals.