The number of poor children has risen in Germany in the last ten years, from 1.79 to 1.85 million in the past year. In 2005, there were 1.51 million.
This is evident from data of the European statistical office, Eurostat, on the Left-deputies Sabine Zimmermann has pointed out.
As the at risk of poverty households apply with less than 60 per cent of median income. The proportion of Under-16-Year-olds in these households, about 14.7 percent, increased from 11.6 per cent in 2005, in 2008 to 17.2 percent in 2010. Then the proportion decreased with fluctuations to 15.1 percent in 2017.
The Social and family expert, Zimmermann told the German press Agency: “to feel, Especially Christmas, many of the children that they have to grow up in conditions of poverty.” For poor parents, it was much harder to give their children a nice Christmas.