10th homeless man dies due to cold in Rome

Man is believed to be tenth homeless person to die from hypothermia in city this winter. A man who was found dead in Rome's Flaminio district on 23 January is believed to be the 10th homeless person...

Controversy over closure of Rome asylum seeker reception centre

Church leaders and politicians express concern for future of asylum seekers following surprise closure of major reception centre outside Rome.  The CARA reception centre for asylum seekers at Casteln...

Rome evictions creating health emergency

Charity says evictions leading to illness and creation of shantytowns in Rome. Rome's continuing policy of evicting people from illegally-occupied buildings, without offering them alternative accommo...

Rome charities call for action as homeless death toll mounts

Nine homeless people have died in Rome this winter due to the cold. Rome charities have criticised the city for not doing enough to help the homeless, following the death of nine homeless people from...

Rome city hall takes Trevi Fountain coins away from charity

Rome city authorities to claim tourists' coins from Caritas. Rome's city administration has pushed through its contentious plan to claim the coins tossed by tourists into the waters of the Trevi Foun...

Christmas gift appeal for Rome’s refugees

Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center holds 2018 Christmas appeal. The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within-the-Walls, is holding its annual Christ...

Rome marks 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

One woman murdered in Italy every 72 hours this year. Numerous initiatives are being held in Rome and across Italy this weekend to mark the United Nations-backed International Day for the Elimination...

Rome police clear Baobab migrant centre

Eviction of Rome's Baobab Experience to leave "hundreds" on the street. The volunteer-run Baobab Experience migrant centre at Piazzale Maslax near Rome's Tiburtina station was cleared by police at da...

Rome marks World Food Day 2018

King of Lesotho and Queen Letizia of Spain at FAO in Rome.The global World Food Day is being marked at Rome's United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 16 October.FAO Goodwill Ambassa...

Rome city council votes to close women's shelter

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi heckled at Race for the Cure launch.Rome's Casa Internazionale delle Donne is facing eviction after the city administration of the anti-establishment Movimento 5 Stelle voted...

Fundraiser for catering project by Syrian refugees in Rome

Hummustown offers Syrian cuisine while helping Rome's Syrian refugees.Fundraising efforts are underway to support Hummustown, a Rome-based initiative to give Syrian refugees economic independence by c...

Christmas appeal for Rome’s refugees

Rome's Joel Nafuma Refugee Center holds Christmas appeal until 18 December. The Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC) at the American Episcopal Church of Rome, St Paul’s Within the Walls, is holding its...

Rome installation highlights violence against women

Installation in central Rome represents female victims of violence. 100 white silhouettes have been installed in Rome's Piazza S. Marco, just off Piazza Venezia in the city centre, to mark the Intern...

Rome marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Non Una di Meno demonstration in central Rome on 25 November. Numerous initiatives are being held in Rome and around the world to mark the United Nations-backed International Day for the Elimination...

Rome women's shelter risks eviction

Casa Internazionale delle Donne has 30 days to pay €833K debt. Rome's Casa Internazionale delle Donne has been given 30 days to pay the city a back-rent of €833,000 to the administration of mayor Vir...

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