16,000 homeless people in Lombardy

by Roberta Lunghini - 2013.02.11
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In the region of Lombardy there are about 16,000 homeless people. Equal to 1/3 of the total number of homeless people in Italy. Whose number amounts to 47,648 people, according to the first census conducted by the Italian Institute of Statistics on homelessness, in collaboration with the Ministry of Welfare, Caritas and the Italian Federation of Organisations for Homeless People. A condition that excludes them from enjoying the most basic rights, such as the right to vote. This is the main theme at the center of the public debate entitled "Sixteen thousand ghosts in Lombardy, and what if they could vote?", which was held on February 8 in Milan.

Published in Homelessness.
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