Mayor Raggi: “Rome can give support to those who are suffering”

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Following the horrible situation going on in Afghanistan, mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi said that the Italian capital is ready to welcome Afghan refugees.

Mayor Raggi stated: “The city will make its facilities available for Afghan refugees, women, students, children and whoever is about to be repatriated from Afghanistan following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. I wrote to foreign minister Luigi Di Maio to underline that my administration is ready to support any efforts aimed at immediately establishing humanitarian corridors. Together with Italian and European institutions, and private associations, Rome can give support to those who are suffering. We cannot remain indifferent to all this. We have to do something, we have to act fast.”

Other Italian mayors are also getting prepared to welcome people from Afghanistan.

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala stated: “The administration is preparing at local level to welcome refugees, pending instructions from the government. The city is coordinating with social services and making contact with the NGOs operating in Milan which, in some cases, have direct experience in Afghanistan.”

Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella wrote on social media: “Florence is open and ready to do its part. We will welcome the women and refugees who manage to escape from Kabul and the violence of the Taliban.”


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