1.2 children in poverty - UNICEF Italia

'Alarming data that demand action' - Samengo

(ANSA) - Rome, September 21 - Some 1.2 million children live in absolute poverty in Italy, 12.1% of the total, UNICEF Italia said Friday.
    Some 2.156 million live in relative poverty, the group said.
    "It is inadmissible. They are alarming data that we can't view with indifference. We must immediately establish an investment and action plan to improve this situation of malaise, which is not tending to stop but is on the other hand increasing with respect to the past," said UNICEF Italia President Francesco Samengo at a conference in Calabria.