Huge price rises of up to 400 per cent were imposed in Poland on Monday (1 February).
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Background: WARSAW, POLAND
Huge price rises of up to 400 per cent were imposed in Poland on Monday (1 February). They cover almost all items on the weekly family shopping list -- mil, meat, bread and cheese as well as heating fuels. The increases come after a year on which the average growth in wages has been wiped out by the rising cost of living. Official figures show that during this period a significant section of the population suffered a drop in their standard-of-living. For housewife Anna Yakowski (phonetic) the problem of shopping for five children and an often sick husband has always been a struggle. State tried to move them out saying there were people worse of than they are. The ages of the children range from eight months to 15 years. They are forced to eat in relays as there is insufficient room at the table for the family meal. The one room also present problems for simple chores like washing up, and at night time it must be turned into a makeshift bedroom.
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