This 2013 video is about childhood hunger in Greece.
Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:
“One in three Greek children living in poverty‘
One in three children lives below the poverty line in Greece; three years ago that figure was one in five. This said the Greek Children’s Ombudsman George Moschos this week at a meeting of the European Federation of Children Boards.
European children’s ombudsmen are very concerned about the deteriorating conditions in which Greek children grow up. …
Since October, the Dutchman Marc Dullaert is president of the European umbrella organization. The federation was meeting this week in Greece to discuss the Greek humanitarian situation.
No social services
“Greece has 1.7 million families without income. These people do not receive benefits or assistance,” said Dullaert. He called the situation disastrous and also speaks about a downward spiral and impoverishment. According to him in Greece children are eating out of garbage cans on the street. Poverty also leads to some children not getting an education because there is no money to pay the teachers.
The problems are compounded by the large influx of refugees. Greece registered over 11.000 refugees in 2014. Within last month alone there came 24,000. “The poor conditions in which these children live are not found anywhere in the official figures,” said Marc Dullaert. “But there are many, for sure.”
If the ‘austerity’ torture of Greece at the hands of the European Union and the IMF would continue after (I hope not) a ‘Yes’ vote at the 5 July referendum, then it will be still ‘more of the same’. Then the ‘one third of children’ according to these figures will become two-thirds or more (it will not become 100% because the richest 1% profiting from ‘austerity’ and now astroturfing a pro-poverty ‘Yes movement’ will transfer all sacrifices to the middle and poorer classes).
Nobel laureate tells TIME that the institutions and countries that have enforced cost-cutting on Greece “have criminal responsibility”: here.
Athens’ Zoo Animals Are at Risk of Starvation: here.
Elderly German people rummaging in garbage cans to survive: here.