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Elaine Allaby

FEATURE-Italian centres for abused women lose state funding as lockdown fuels demand

May 27 2020

ROME, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Italy announced its coronavirus lockdown in early March Anna Levrero, who runs a shelter for abused women in the worst-hit region of Lombardy, knew it would bring a spike in calls. But she was already grappling with another challenge.

Foreigners stage 'positive invasion' of Sicily in one-euro home sale

May 09 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bargain hunters from Argentina to China swooped on a one-euro-auction and snapped up 16 abandoned Sicilian homes in a foreign buying frenzy that was heralded on Thursday as a positive invasion of a dying hilltop town.

Foreigners stage 'positive invasion' of Sicily in one-euro home sale

May 09 2019

ROME, May 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bargain hunters from Argentina to China swooped on a one-euro-auction and snapped up 16 abandoned Sicilian homes in a foreign buying frenzy that was heralded on Thursday as a positive invasion of a dying hilltop town.

Hundreds of refugees and Roma homeless in Italian eviction drive

Nov 14 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants and Roma have been left homeless following two days of evictions in Italy, as its interior minister said on Wednesday that he was restoring order to the country.

Driven from camps, Roma face uncertain future in Rome

Jul 26 2018

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In a shabby encampment on the outskirts of Rome, Selveta Nemeti and her two children have been sleeping outside next to their dismantled trailer.

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