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2,306,000 Israelis live in poverty – report

From Globes: One in every five families, one in every four individuals, and one every three children lives in poverty, according to the alternative poverty report released today by the Latet  organization. Latet provides assistance to thousands of needy families in Israel.

According to the report, 530,000 families in Israel, 20.9% of the total number of households in the country, and 2,306,000 individuals (25.6% of the population), among them 1,007,000 children, live in poverty. The average outgoing for a family receiving aid is NIS 6,933, 32.4% more than the average income of NIS 5,237. 79.8% of the families receiving aid have at least one wage earner, and nearly one fifth (19.8%) have two wage earners or more.

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