‘The number of homeless people has risen to unprecedented levels for a European country: unofficial estimates put them at 40,000.’ Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
The EU’s own poverty standards show that Greece is in crisis. But member states won’t admit their ‘bailout’ was to blame
European societies typically assume that humanitarian crises only take place in the aftermath of natural disasters, epidemics, wars or civil conflicts.That such a crisis could happen in a European country, especially one that is a member of the European Union, seems out of the question to many of us.
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Emergency measures not enough, experts say, amid low turnout at shelters Amid reports that only a handful of people have taken advantage of the hospitality centers set up for homeless citizens by the City of Athens, despite the cold snap, representatives of nongovernment organizations on Thursday stressed the need for a comprehensive policy for permanent […] Continue reading →