Poverty in Iran on the Rise - Striking photo captured people living in poverty
According to The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), social and economic conditions in Iran are quickly declining.Unemployment and poverty in Iran are rising, inflation is reaching record levels and the very low minimum wage means most citizens must take on several jobs just to survive. Workers also lack the right to organize freely and effectively. All of this is leading to an extreme income gap between the rich and the poor.Workers’ rights are often violated on religious, ethnic or political grounds. And the regime is particularly harsh to women in the workplace.Because there is an abundance of wealth in Iran — almost all of its national government officials are multimillionaires, and Iran is known for its oil exports — many believe the rising poverty levels are structural. It seems that working citizens recognize this fact as well, since laborers are increasingly restless and may eventually turn to challenge the current regime.