Big increase in beggars sleeping rough in Stockholm

The number of homeless EU beggars in Stockholm has doubled inside two years.
The number of beggars from EU countries sleeping rough on the streets of Stockholm has exploded and more are on the way despite the winter cold.

According to Stockholm City’s EU social services investigative team there are around 1500 – 2000 poor homeless EU Citizens in Stockholm. Most are Roma from Romania.

Jorge Castellon from the investigative team says he does his best to help the homeless beggars sleeping on the streets, but it is getting more difficult with the sheer numbers who continue to arrive in the capital.
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Source News: Radio Sweden
Photo: Jenny Hallberg/Sveriges Radio