Poverty in the Netherlands

Holland Map

  • 430,000 children are exposed to and raised in poverty
  • In 2005 24,000 families had their heat and electricity shut off due to inability to pay their bill
  • There are 150 food banks in the Netherlands
  • 11% of Dutch households live under the minimum income
  • The number of people who need help with paying back debts has doubled in the last five years
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