Austerity starving Greek children

In Greece children are picking through school trash cans for food; needy youngsters asking playmates for leftovers; and an 11-year-old boy was bent over with hunger pains.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/europe/more-children-in-greece-start-to-go-hungry.html?hp&_r=0  “He had eaten almost nothing at home,” The parents, who were ashamed and embarrassed but admitted that they had not been able to find work for months. Their savings were gone, and they were living on rations of pasta and ketchup. “We have reached a point where children in Greece are coming to school hungry. Today, families have difficulties not only of employment, but of survival.”  Last year, an estimated 10 percent of Greek elementary- and middle-school students suffered from what public health professionals call “food insecurity,” meaning they faced hunger or the risk of it. “When it comes to food insecurity, Greece has now fallen to the level of some African countries,”“Those who are well fed will never understand those who are not,”

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