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Eight out of ten families attended by Red Cross in chronic poverty

Charity warns that children at risk of “inheriting” hardship

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06 June 2018 02:47 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

81% of families with children attended by the Red Cross are living in chronic poverty, according to a study entitled “Intermittent poverty, between recovery and becoming chronic.” The charity has warned that the children of these families are at risk of “inheriting” poverty.

The study also showed that one in three people who receive basic aid from the Red Cross during the economic crisis now do not need it. This does not mean, however, that they are not in a vulnerable situation, but it does show improvement, as 69% of cases have found a job.

With regard to the Basic Income Guarantee, 57.5% of those attended do not know it exists, while only 10% receive it. This data came as a surprise to the Red Cross, who said that those they offer help to are precisely the people in the “target group” to receive this benefit.

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  • Red Cross workers at a warehouse where people live (by ACN)

  • Red Cross workers at a warehouse where people live (by ACN)