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UNICEF says 2.3 million under-16s in Spain at risk of malnutrition

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The continuing fall in household income in Spain is causing many families to cut down on basic necessities such as food and it is estimated that a quarter of under-16, or 2.3 million are at risk of malnutrition, according to a recent statement by Gabriel González-Bueno, responsible for Child Policies at UNICEF in Spain. Read full article


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  • Anglotino

    I didn't realise it was so bad in Spain. While I think the variables that create such dramatic figures attempt to inflate the problem, it still shows there is a massive issue.

    Now we can see why Madrid is deflecting so much with regards to Gibraltar.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 06:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *! there are a few million aboriginals starving in OZ......

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    With an aboriginal population of only ~700,000, it would be difficult to have “a few million” starving now wouldn't it.

    As an Aussie you would be expected to know that.

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *3 _in_Australia

    Aug 31st, 2013 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    Aug 31st, 2013 - 09:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    “the risk of poverty amongst under 16-year-olds in Catalonia—one of the richest regions in Spain—stands at 28%, approximately 345,000 children.”

    This will no doubt fuel even more desire for indpendence for Catalonia. It seems bizarre that such a rich region cannot feed it's own children, because all of the wealth it generates is being swallowed whole by Madrid, and mismanaged into nothingness.

    Now we can see why the Spanish government is wasting its time and its limited resources on a non-issue in Gibraltar, instead of facing the actual problems facing Spain.

    People of Spain rise up! Throw these useless buffoons out of government! Take back your country from the theiving government in Madrid.

    Fake Aussie: trying to use the usual La Campora trick of DISTRACT! DISTRACT! DISTRACT! by mentioning a completely unrelated matter, and then backing it up with a 'wiki' source.

    Very bad. You won't get paid if you keep putting in such a poor show.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 Doesn't seem to mention “millions”. Doesn't seem to mention any population figures at all. Were you making it up?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 07:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Be serious

    Spain needs to focus on what's important. That's not millions of starving children but those concrete blocks in another country's territorial waters.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 09:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Porto Margaret

    The Gibraltar should send humanitarian food parcels across the border in boxes marked GibAid or similar to the needy Spanish families.

    A special lorry convoy ought to go to the main square in Callosa de Segura!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Spain is a country cool, i've never been there...haha. I've been to Portugal, same thing, no?

    Brazilian music!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *6 Hello bright boy/girl!! do you ever do any research??
    The region in Cataluña is an autonomous region which is presently
    run by the separatist party.They have control of the economy, their own economy,taxes,etc..just like the NSP in Scotland. The Madrid government has no control whatsoever in Cataluña.Therefore the recession is their own doing including the corruption charges that are presently in the Courts.So let´s not blame everything on thr central goverment, shall we??????

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think


    Sometimes I wonder if the Anglo Turnips know what’s going on in England……:
    ”An estimated one million children in the UK now live in homes without enough to eat, according to the study by the parenting website Netmums and the child welfare charity Kids Company.
    The charity has reported a rise of 233 per cent in the last 12 months in children using its services for their only meal of the day. Those children have an average age of just 10.”
    “The trust's research follows a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers last month in which teachers claimed children were going hungry because their free school dinners were too ”tiny“. Providers, they argued, were reducing the size of dinners to cut costs and keep their contracts as public service cuts began to bite.”
    “Figures show that – of an estimated 2.17 million children whose parents’ income is below the poverty line – around 900,000 do not get free school meals.”

    Brainwashed Anglo Turnips anyone?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    England too? Starving in England? I can't believe, they, no? They do not eat!....

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 11:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    People think that poverty exists only in Spain.Poverty is widespread and growing and if it gets out of control...God help us!!

    2001 census ...2.86 million aussies in poverty 13% of population.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • razdaman

    can we use the free press in argentina to see the facts about argentine poverty no,why.oh yeah no free press,same ole shit,from argie,tw@ts,grow a pair and bring it on or stfu,oh are you guys going to back your bestist friends iran over syria thought so

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 01:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    There is poverty EVERYWHERE!! get it!!??
    In Argentina,Spain,UK.and The Soloman Islands....

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 01:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    What !
    in Argentina,
    surley not.....

    spain, like all jaffas, are just seedless lol.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 02:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • razdaman

    im a twisted what.1your twisted you mean.if your going to act aussie try getting the phrase right,you are a gobshite,but still free press in aus and uknot in your tickerty boo

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 03:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    ”The problem is most severe in inner cities but children all around the UK are struggling to get enough to eat because of chaotic parenting and chronic neglect. Three in five (62 per cent) parents know local families where children are going hungry because their parents cannot afford to buy all the food they need, while more than half (56 per cent) are aware of parents whose abuse of drugs or alcohol means they are not feeding their children.”

    Selective as always The Bitter And twisted Old Twat Of Chew Butt?

    There are problems in all sections of societies, why have you not highlighted the fact that Muslim women who wear full burkas suffer from vitamin deficiency due to no exposure to sunlight?

    Is this enough for deflect, lie and obfuscate, your three tenets for life?

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Do the Brown Kids count in Argie land Think?

    Dying from hunger in food-exporting Argentina

    At least 10 indigenous children have died from malnutrition in north-west Argentina ......

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino


    You can prove conclusively that you are currently living in Melbourne.

    Up for the challenge or will you ignore it, deflect from it, fudge it or just plain run away?

    Here's your chance to prove me wrong. A_Voice, Think, Stevie, Nostrils would jump at this chance and I'm handing it to you on a platter.

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Have they not thought of taking Vitamin D Supplement?
    In the States almost all milk has vitamin D added!......A good idea!

    Sep 01st, 2013 - 05:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    ...yet Real Madrid pay £85.3MILLION or 100MILLION Euros for Gareth Bale. Given the Spanish economy hope Tottenham get the money before he moves. Oh and a trivia question for OZ sunshine.You must know all the good museums and aquatic parks in Melbourne. So to prove that's where you are: Where is the best place to see jellyfish?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Me me me me.....never mind him....'hand thrust in the air'....I love trivia, pub quiz etc....
    Is the answer......In the water?

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 10:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Ha ha . good one.

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • aussie sunshine

    *24 LOL *23 (but there is a geat aquarium on The Yarra River which is worth a visit)

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 02:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    Actually I'd say walking the dog along St Kilda beach. They always love to roll in the dozens of dead ones

    But I see Aussie sunshine doesn't wanna take my challenge!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Hey Skip I was looking at the web cam in Federation Square.....why don't you go there and give us a wave?
    Or Aussie Sunshine perhaps!

    Sep 02nd, 2013 - 06:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    Good one voice, yup they are aquatic creatures. And OZ sun yes Wikipedia will tell you about the Melbourne Aquarium. However I'm surprised you failed to notice the many thousands of jellyfish in the Yarra River itself. Of course you'd have to actually be in Melbourne to have seen them. I'll wave at the cam in fed square when I'm there for the boxing day test. My hotel overlooks Treasury gardens looking towards the G.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 04:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    A_Voice I may indeed do such a thing one day.

    But as it only streams during the day you might have to stay up late for it.

    However I don't think there is any doubt I live in Melbourne. But I may just humour you one day.

    Aussie sunshine won't be so accommodating though, I have chased him down on every thread he comments on and he is now ignoring me.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 08:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    *27 Do they still do the excellent fish & chips on the hut at the end of the St Kilda pier? I haven't been on the pier since 2006.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    31 zathras

    But they can't be as good as the fish & chips from Wallaroo parade, complete with “chicken salt”: heaven!

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 01:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Anglotino

    I've never eaten there actually. It's always hard to find a good fish n chippy especially as all the Greeks are retiring. The new immigrants are a little too stingy with the chips and flake. Luckily my local is second generation Greek.

    The pier is a massive tourist attraction now because of a colony of fairy penguins. I haven't been there since 2011 when I went on a date.

    Chicken salt. As much as I love it. Alas full of garlic and poison to me.

    Aussie sunshine
    Still waiting mate.

    Sep 03rd, 2013 - 05:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    I did have some lovely Flake & Chips in Cowes on Phillip Island on my first trip d'under. We lost that series 4-1 but I did see the one win at the SCG. 4 years later I was in Perth to see us lose the ashes, followed by getting mullered at the MCG in 3 days, but that did included warnies 700th wicket (Strauss). The trip in 2010/11 was rather more successful. I was back at the M & S-CG's

    Sep 04th, 2013 - 03:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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