Washington Post: Greece’s poor back to where they were in 1980

The Washington Post documents the effects of the economic crisis on Greece’s poor. It points out that progress made in the previous 28 years for Greece’s poor was wiped out in the last seven years.

The unemployment rate peaked at 28%, cities are filled with smog in winter as people can’t afford heating and the conditions are back to the way they were in 1980.

The article, titled “Greece’s poor are back to where they were in 1980.” The article points to the humanitarian crisis on its hands. The left-wing SYRIZA government has made this problem their priority.