Over 1 in 4 foreign families in Italy in absolute poverty

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 14 – Over a quarter of the foreign
families in Italy, 26.7%, are living in conditions of absolute
poverty, a report by Catholic charity Caritas and the Migrantes
foundation said on Thursday.
That compares to around 6% of Italian families who are in
absolute poverty, meaning they do not have enough money to lead
a dignified life .
The report said the number of poor foreign nationals in Italy
had increased significantly with the COVID-19 pandemic.
It said the absolute-poverty incidence among foreign families
was 24.4% before the pandemic.
So the proportion has risen by 2.3 percentage points – or
568,000 households in absolute terms. (ANSA).