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Homeless Sleeping In Metro Stations Now

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January 5, 2010 City And People, News & Oddities 2 Comments

Compassion? The municipality of Rome has opened certain metropolitan stations* 24 hours a day until 10 January, so that Rome’s 4000-6000 homeless people can take refuge there from the icy cold that has held the capital in its grip over the last few weeks.

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Sleeping rough in Rome

Further, the city of Rome is organising a 24/7 social service, offered to the homeless by the “Arciconfraternita del SS. Sacramento e San Trifone”, distributing food and blankets during the coldest months of the year.

These two initiatives, which are part of the Municipality’s “Piano Freddo”, seem valid and important given the high number of homeless people in Rome. But do they go far enough? Do they approach the issue from the right angle? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Corriere Della Sera, ANSA.it

*Metro A: Barberini, Flaminio, Vittorio Emanuele and San Giovanni; Metro B: Piramide, Tiburtina station and Ponte Mammolo

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    Makes it difficult to know how to feel – 4000-6000 on the street because of govt polices, and govt providing a temporary safe haven.

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    [...] on the functioning of the city in many ways. La Stampa.it reports that the metrostations are still open for the homeless at night. The Globe and Mail Blog asks whether we can move the Winter Olympics to Rome, and the Ansa.it [...]

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