In Latvia, the “at risk of poverty threshold” is 242 Euros with 26% of the population at risk of poverty and social exclusion. Radions and Eugenia come from Uzbekistan. In 2008, they left their country with their four children and arrived in Latvia, Riga, where they now live. Only months ago, they were in the Mucenieki refugee camp, 30kms outside of Riga. Then, the family met the organisation Patverums Drosa Maja, the Asylum Safe House. This organisation gives them food, clothes, bus tickets and even psychological assistance. Now they have started taking Latvian language courses in order to integrate into society.
* Data from 2008, latest data available.
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