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Italy: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Rome02:18

Italy: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Rome

Italy, Verano
July 9, 2016 at 23:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of refugees continued to arrive at a makeshift camp set up at Via Cupa, near the Verano cemetery, Saturday. Most of the refugees are predominantly from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.

Dozens of people queued for food and clothes provided by volunteers. The Italian capital's Baobab refugee reception center was closed last December and since then no alternative solution has been found.

In June, local authorities evicted around 200 refugees from the makeshift camp but since then more continue to arrive. "We have hundreds of people sleeping in the street since more than one month. In the last month the number reached almost 300 or even 400 people sleeping in the street," said one of the volunteers.

People volunteering at the Baobab Experience non-governmental organisation, who set up the camp eight months ago, have repeatedly called for the refugees to be provided with more adequate shelter.

Italy: Refugees continue to arrive at makeshift camp in Rome02:18
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Hundreds of refugees continued to arrive at a makeshift camp set up at Via Cupa, near the Verano cemetery, Saturday. Most of the refugees are predominantly from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan.

Dozens of people queued for food and clothes provided by volunteers. The Italian capital's Baobab refugee reception center was closed last December and since then no alternative solution has been found.

In June, local authorities evicted around 200 refugees from the makeshift camp but since then more continue to arrive. "We have hundreds of people sleeping in the street since more than one month. In the last month the number reached almost 300 or even 400 people sleeping in the street," said one of the volunteers.

People volunteering at the Baobab Experience non-governmental organisation, who set up the camp eight months ago, have repeatedly called for the refugees to be provided with more adequate shelter.

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