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Tempers flare as temperatures soar at Rome's 'Gloomy Street' migrant centre

 Reuters 12 August 2019

With Rome feeling the heat of soaring temperatures this summer, volunteers have set up a camp for boat migrants from Africa in sight of one of the city’s busy train stations. Known as the Baobab centre, scenes of men, women and children sleeping on mattresses in the road have become commonplace. With local residents voicing their frustrations of the rising numbers of migrants and lack of sanitary facilities and security, pressure is being focused on city government officials to find more suitable shelter locations. (668 Words) - By Steve Scherer

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Two migrants eat after receiving food from volunteers at a makeshift camp on Via Cupa, RomeCredit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

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A migrant balances a ball at a makeshift camp on Via Cupa in RomeCredit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

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A migrant washes her baby at a makeshift camp on Via Cupa in RomeCredit: REUTERS/Max Rossi

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A group of migrants play table football at a makeshift camp on Via Cupa in Rome.Credit: Reuters/Max Rossi


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