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Breadline Britain: Scandal of hungry children relying on charity to fight off malnutrition

Posted on: March 15, 2015

2015 and our children are suffering from starvation and the illness’ that go along with it 😦 Will no-one hang their head in shame?

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A Kids Company director says the rate of ­malnutrition is reaching worrying levels after dealing with 11-year-olds who look like seven-year-olds and toddlers with rickets

There are few more cheering sights than hungry children tucking in to a good meal.  But take away the bright colours and modern trappings and this could be a scene from a Third World refugee camp or Victorian poor house. The youngsters are eating meals ­supplied by a charity because their families don’t earn enough to keep them well fed and healthy.

It is nothing more than a scandalous scene.

In today’s breadline Britain, ­unemployment and benefit cuts leave a growing number of kids hungry.

One of the children eating roast chicken, potatoes and veg is six-year-old Peter. He had arrived at school that ­morning in dirty clothes, crying because he was so hungry. He stopped when his teacher gave him a banana. She…

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