Thursday, 25 July 2013 - 08:40
Poverty Rate Up by 10% from 4%
Poverty rate in the country has increased from 4% to 10%. Netherlands based international humanitarian aid foundation Cordaid has offered assistance to prevent the growing poverty in the Netherlands. Brian Talbot/flickr On Wednesday, Cordaid, which also supports Africa and Afghanistan, said they have began to aid projects for fighting poverty in the country. Cordaid explained that for the past 20 years, the poverty rate in the country increased to 10% from 4%, which coincides with the financial crisis. They also said they have supported a number of active humanitarian aid projects for the same cause in Breda, Hague, and Arnhem regions during the initial stage. Likewise, an organization, called 'food allowance banks,' is active in helping to reduce poverty. 140 food allowance banks have already aided 70 thousand families across the country.