Siberia: the sleeping landAdd to Lightbox Download
IMG_0016 RUSSIA. Western Siberia. Barnaul. 2015. Caritas provides food to the homeless people behind the railway station. They receive a warm meal, clothing and medical care and are being helped in their social rehabilitation. Caritas center is an officially recognized social welfare organization since 1997. It is close to the train station in one of the troubled city suburbs but is active throughout the city. Caritas signed an agreement with local Policlinic to take care for people without health coverage. Homeless people are a marginalized group in Russia who are detested in society. They are very often subject to minor assaults, aggravated assaults and even homicide; most cases are commonly not prosecuted. Homeless live in the pipes of the community heating system, in tents and makeshift cardboard houses, at landfills or parks. Some homeless may spend the night at shelter of the government. The alcohol and drug consumption grows with the lack of any prospects.
- Alberto Ceoloni
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