Keyword: Abbé Pierre foundation

Study finds surge in numbers of people in poverty in France

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A report released this month by an independent research body on social exclusion calculates that up to one million more people in France fell below the poverty line between 2005 and 2015. While the financial and economic crisis is largely responsible, the slight recovery of growth has had little, if any, effect on easing the numbers of poor, one third of who are children. Laurent Mauduit analyses the data.

French study shows dire health results of energy deprivation among the poor

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An estimated eight million people in France live in cold habitations which they cannot afford to heat, causing them significantly more illnesses than those in comfortably-heated homes. That is the conclusion of the first-ever methodical and large-scale study of the problem in France, presented in a report by a leading French charitable association for the poor, the Abbé Pierre Foundation. As Jade Lindgaard reports, social workers and environmental activists largely agree that the issue, for long overlooked in France, should be recognised as an integral part of the country's policy on energy transition, due to be the subject of a bill of law before parliament next year.

Leading French charity sounds alarm over 'unprecedented' housing crisis

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More than 8.5 million people in France are in, or face soon falling into, precarious living conditions as the effects of the economic downturn begin to also engulf middle income earners in an ‘unprecedented' housing crisis, warns one of France's leading charitable organizations, the Abbé Pierre foundation, in a report published this month.