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BERLIN - GERMANY 19. DECEMBER 2006-- Child poverty - Michaela Lampert and her 5 year old son Robert and her 7 year old daugter Cassandra in the Ark (Die Arche) in Berlin-Hellersdorf. Here children becomes not only a warm meal but also an open ear and social warmth.The convergence of the two factors leaves a vacuum in which often children are most at risk. High levels of unemployment, particularly in the east, and a less interventionist state has left many vulnerable families in a parlous financial and emotional situation, confined to the ghettoes of  Hellersdorf and Marzahn, once the pride of the east German government -- PHOTO: CHRISTIAN T. JOERGENSEN / EUP & IMAGES..This image is delivered according to terms set out in "Terms - Prices & Terms". (Please see for more details).