Homeless people asking for help on the increase in Italyby Roberta Lunghini - 2015.07.20
The number of homeless people who turn to the Help Centers of the Italian stations is worryingly increasing, according to the last ONDS Report. In 2014, they were 31,702: + 26% over the previous year. Of these, 17,184 did it for the first time (+ 43% compared to 2013). For the vast majority they are foreigners (72.9%: +3% compared to 2013) with a general preponderance of non-EU citizens. Among the new users, immigrants account for 55.3% of the total. As far as the various nationalities are concerned, it should be noted that 65% of them come from 10 countries only. Italians are the largest group, with 25.4%. In second place we find the Romanians, with 15.9%. Followed by Moroccans (6.7%) and Tunisians (3.4%).
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