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Monday, 27 March 2017

Iranian poor struggle to make ends meet

Iranian poor struggle to make ends meet:

"Ibrahim cannot remember the last time he could afford to feed his family chicken — the cheapest meat available in Iran.

The 38-year-old builder, who relies on casual work, says that finances have been so tough that he could not afford to buy his children clothes for the Persian new year. The festival, which began last week, is normally a time for feasting and celebration.

“My income this year has been just enough to stop me begging in the streets,” says Ibrahim, who lives in a poor neighbourhood in the east of the capital Tehran. “My bank account has had zero money for most of this year, unlike before when I could save small amounts.”"



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