Poverty in Malta

17% of the Maltese are at risk of poverty. Does this figure tell us the whole story?


In Malta, you don't see many people begging on the streets - definitely not as many as in other European countries. However, does this mean that there's no poverty in Malta? In the first episode of our series, 'Who are the Maltese?', we present some statistics to help understand what it means to be in a state of poverty, and how many Maltese people are facing this reality.