‘Latet’: Kahlon turned his back on poverty issues

13.12.2011                      17.Kislev. 5772

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‘Latet’: Kahlon turned his back on poverty issues

Humanitarian aid organization claims minister of welfare and social affairs failed to address country’s deepening poverty.

Minister of Welfare and Social Affairs Moshe Kahlon has failed in his role as the person responsible for addressing the country’s deepening poverty, and has not even attempted to address society’s widening socioeconomic gaps, claims a report released Tuesday by the humanitarian aid organization Latet.
“Minister Moshe Kahlon is the person responsible for reducing the country’s poverty but he has not acted fast enough to launch a national program that will deal with this problem,” wrote the non-profit organization in its annual Alternative Poverty Report, which is based on data collected from more than 100 food-aid charities countrywide and on in-depth interviews with individuals and families living below the poverty line….