Aid to Church in Need Keeps Crimean Children off Streets
Against a backdrop of rising poverty, a leading Catholic charity is providing funds for holiday camps in Crimea that keep children off the streets.
Speaking to Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Jacek Pyl of Odessa-Simferopol, said that the annexation of the peninsula by Russia, wages and earnings have decreased while the cost of living has soared.
He said: “In comparison to 2013, salaries in the first half of 2017 dropped by 18 percent and pensions by 14 percent.”
With the risk of poverty for families with three or more children at 78 percent, and summer holidays unaffordable, the danger