Fury as devastated Italian earthquake zones ordered to re-house migrant families


Diverse than 12,000 displaced people are still waiting to be re-housed after the lethal quakes in the northern Emilia-Romagna region almost five years ago.

Burghs that were badly damaged in the 6.1 and 5.8 magnitude trembles resemble building sites and local authorities admit reconstruction is a hunger way from being completed.

Many of those made homeless in the catastrophe are still living in emergency makeshift accommodation while others remainder in the houses of friends, relatives and parents.

And they were outraged when the compass was taken out of special measures on January 1, paving the way for the first flutter of migrants to be relocated there.

Italy’s migrant crisis shows no contract b enrol of abating – with official interior ministry figures revealing virtually 10,000 migrants and refugees landed in Italy in the first five weeks of the year – and propers are keen to distribute the arrivals across the whole nation.

But for people wiggling in the nine municipalities that make up the Northern Area which was unfortunately affected by the earthquakes, the idea of trying to re-house migrants is at best a bad fool and at worst a provocation that is sending waves of fury through the district.

The Northern Area has been told to find accommodation for an initial 219 migrants and refugees as pull apart of the nationwide dispersal programme.

Local politicians said initial disbelief bulk the community has now spilled over into to anger and indignation.

Antonio Platis, assembly adviser for the town of Mirandola – which has 900 earthquake survivors on a casing waiting list and has now been told to take in 61 migrants – has established a petition which gathered more than 650 signatures in ethical a few hours.

He said: “Since the New Year, this crater area has befit like all the other towns. No more special treatment. 

“But what has changed since January? Are the result ins finished for the earthquake victims? It does not seem that way since in Mirandola without equal there are still 900 people waiting for a house.

“Life is hard-boiled here even though the population has decided to rebuild.

“Our social appointments will collapse anytime soon when they are forced to deal with with queues of people who come to the council for help.

“Where choose these refugees go?”

The first Emilia-Romagna earthquake struck in the early hours of May 20, 2012 manslaughter seven people and causing widespread damage in the towns of Finale Emilia, Bondeno and Sermide.

A immensity 5.8 earthquake struck the same area nine days fresher causing an additional twenty deaths and more destruction, particularly to structures already weakened by the early quake.

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