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Welcome to NIAPN
Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network is a lead organisation working with and for those experiencing poverty in Northern Ireland.
We work together with individuals experiencing poverty, the voluntary and community sector, public and statutory bodies to work towards a poverty free society. We aim to ensure that the issue of poverty is of paramount importance at Regional. National and European levels.
POVERTY IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network recently carried out initial research into what extent people experiencing poverty viewed that the Northern Ireland conflict had an effect on poverty. The conflict had a massive impact on people and communities here:
“of all households responding to a 2003 survey on poverty and social exclusion, half knew someone who had been killed in the conflict. Approximately 88,000 households were affected by the loss of a close relative. 50,000 contained an injured relative, 28,000 people were forced to leave work and 54,000 households relocated through intimidation, threats or harassment.” ( Hillyard et al, 2005:6)