RE: The Orphanage as Last Resort – Greek Families in Crisis
Greece is now in the seventh year of its dramatic debt situation. Eventually the crisis has gotten to the nation’s youngest and even begun to corrode the very heart of the Greek society: the family. Since the government only pays unemployment benefits for a year at most, and basic security benefits like those in Germany or France will only be introduced this year, many Greek families have slid into poverty. Some parents can not even longer provide for their children – as is the case with both Rania Theodoraki and Viktoria Bublienko, two mothers in Athens. Their children do not live at home anymore, but in an orphanage. Arte Re: takes a look at Greece’s new economic orphans.