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Italian poverty rate has doubled since economic downturn: Catholic charity

July 11, 2014

The number of people living in poverty in Italy has doubled since 2007, according to Caritas, the Catholic charitable agency.

Caritas recorded about 2.4 million people living below the poverty line before the start of the worldwide economic crisis. Now the figure is 4.8 million, or roughly 8% of the country’s population.


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