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Catholic charity says more Italians are 'new poor'

2,000 families may be evicted soon

20 December, 20:12
Catholic charity says more Italians are 'new poor' (ANSA) - Rome, December 20 - More than 260,000 Italian families were evicted from their homes in the past decade and the number is growing, the Catholic organisation Sant'Egidio said Tuesday.

According to the the Catholic charity, 21,614 people were evicted in 2000 while the number had grown to almost 30,000 in 2010. Spokesman Mario Marazziti, spoke about the growing impact of the economic crisis on Tuesday at the release of a report called: 'Where to eat, sleep and wash'.

He said 2,000 more families could lose their homes before 2012 and more than 50,000 families could join the growing number of "new poor", referring to those who have no home or work.

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