segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2016

Russia: homeless refuge in sewers in search of warmth

After temperatures of around 20 degrees, Russia now faces heavy rains.

Several charities are trying to help the most disadvantaged and run night shelters for those who don't have a home â€" people who, during the day, seeking warm locations such as train stations, for example.

But who sleeps outside run serious risks, explains Eva, her own homeless, "Many people end up dying from the cold while you sleep. I met many who died. I am cold and hungry â€" as always! "

To escape the cold, many bums choose to go down the sewers of the big city and find the heat ducts.

How Moscow’ s young homeless survive the bitter Russian winter by living in sewers

While there are no hard numbers, the Russian Ministry of Health estimates that in all, between 1.2 and 4 million people don't have where to live, in Russia. In Moscow are about 75000; in St. Petersburg, some 50000 people.

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