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Israel's Poverty Crisis

The statistics above represents the latest findings on poverty in Israel provided by the National Insurance Institute (NII) of Israel, as of December 2016.
  • 25% or 1 in 4 Israelis live below the poverty line! That accounts for 1.7 million people!
  • A staggering 40% of Israeli children live below the poverty line, accounting for 800,000 children! That means 2 out of every 5 Israeli children are suffering from hunger!
  • 20% of Israel's elderly live in poverty, accounting for 180,000 elderly!
  • Israel has a larger percentage of poor when compared to countries that we commonly consider 3rd world, such as Mexico and Turkey!
These poverty statistics have a one year delay.