‘One in 5 Israelis can’t afford sufficient food’

30.11.2011                      04.Kislev. 5772

Armutsbericht:

‘One in 5 Israelis can’t afford sufficient food’

National Insurance Institute publishes data; Welfare Ministry proposes ration cards for needy so they can ‘purchase with dignity’.

One-fifth of Israel’s citizens cannot afford to purchase an adequate amount of food in order to subsist, according to new data from the National Insurance Institute (NII) released Tuesday at the Sderot Conference for Society.
Presented at a panel featuring representatives of the Finance and Welfare and Social Affairs ministries, local authorities and the non-profit sector, the NII findings from a survey of some 5,000 families showed that 10 percent of the population suffers from some level of starvation or nutritional insecurity, and nearly 20% feel extreme financial insecurity….