Iceland - Poverty reported - January 01, 2017

An NGO has stated that the situation for those who are under the poverty limit is far worse than citizens and society realise. In total, the number of people in need of assistance are around 2400 and many hundreds of them are children. There is one group particularly noticed, people that had a bad turn in the 2008 financial crash. These people lost their property, lost their jobs and were unemployed for some time. Many lost their vitality and will as a consequence and this impacts their health and mental health heavily. They are now renting flats on very expensive rates, as the rent prices have surged with the tourist bomb.

English: http://www.icenews.is/2016/12/17/poverty-in-iceland-860-families-need-help …  

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