Greece: more on the cost of austerity


Greek families are paying the price for the extreme austerity measures being required to keep the country in the euro zone.



More anecdotal evidence of the price the Greeks are paying for their debt crisis. Recently, Europa reported on the country's rising suicide rate. Now families are abandoning children, according to this article in the Guardian.

500 families have tried to place children with SOS Children's Villages, a charity that has been operating in the Athens area for the last dozen years. Apparently one toddler who attended a nursery organized by the charity was left there with a note saying, "I will not return to get Anna. I don't have any money, I can't bring her up. Sorry. Her mother."