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French poverty 'inaction' draws criticism

About 8 million people struggle to make ends meet, despite country being one of world's wealthiest.
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2012 12:49

Queues of hungry people waiting for food handouts are more commonly associated with war-torn nations or those ravaged by natural disasters than they are with France, one of the world's most wealthy countries.

But with 8 million people struggling to make ends meet, charities are criticising the French government for not helping those most in need.

Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland reports.

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