Category: austerity

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Begging for bread: A Greek household below austerity

Piraeus, Greece – When Iliodoros Filios first ventured to a soup kitchen in 2012, he was consumed with shame. He waited idly outside while his wife and children went in to gather their portions. With time, he says, their needs eclipsed grief. Within a year, the 52-year-old jobless painter was making the rounds each evening…