An unprecedented number of children in Greece are suffering from the consequences of a four-year economic crisis, but their families are struggling hard to make ends meet amid record high unemployment and recession, statistics show.

About 686,000 Greek children, or 35.4 percent of the total, are facing the risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to recent data released by the Greek National Committee of UNICEF.

With approximately 28 percent of Greece's working force currently rende...

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