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After seven years of bailouts, Greeks sink even deeper into poverty

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 05:50

In a no-frills Athens neighbourhood, a soup kitchen run by the Orthodox church serves 400 meals a day over four sittings in under two hours. A former teacher who volunteers there said the number of people eating at the soup kitchen has more than doubled in two years.


GREEK pensioner Dimitra says she never imagined a life reduced to food handouts: some rice, two bags of pasta, a packet of chickpeas, some dates and a tin of milk for the month.

At 73, Dimitra - who herself once helped the hard-up as a Red Cross food server - is among a

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