In Germany, the risk of child poverty has risen to 20.8%. This is the highest number since 2015. This is stated in the response of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to the relevant request of the parliamentary faction of the party “Left”.
“For many years, the child poverty rate in this country has remained at 20 percent. Sometimes it is a little less, at present it is a little more <...> 2021 ended with a coefficient of 20.8 percent. A year earlier, this figure was 20.4 percent, ”the Augsburger Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper cites data from the Ministry of Labor.
The leader of the leftist parliamentary group, Dietmar Barch, noted that the problem will only worsen against the backdrop of rising energy prices and rising inflation. In his opinion, the planned increase in child support by €18 is not enough.
It is noted that the government coalition intends to introduce “basic child protection” in the new aid package and thus fight poverty.
Earlier in the day, the Bild newspaper wrote that about half of Germany’s medical institutions were facing financial problems due to inflation.
On the eve it became known that 59% of Germans fear that they will not be able to pay their bills for electricity and gas.