The operations to free the nomad camp “La Monachina” began this morning, 1 July 2021.
Evictions at the La Monachina nomad camp
The agents of the Local Police of Roma Capitale, of the XIII “Aurelio” Group, GSSU (Urban Social Security Group) and of the Spe (Public and Emergency Security) Unit, are identifying and removing those still present at the inside the area.
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A little more than a dozen people found inside the modules, who are progressively welcomed by the staff of the social services for the start of the procedures envisaged for housing assistance.
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The note from the Capitol
From today the Roma camp La Monachina closes. Thus continues, at full speed, the path of overcoming and closing the Roma camps in Rome. This morning the agents of the Local Police of Roma Capitale began operations for the exit from the camp of the last people left inside. The cleaning and dismantling of the area will then follow.
Of the 105 people present at the beginning of the route, 9 families (33 people) left the camp spontaneously; 14 nuclei (48 people), on the other hand, signed the Joint Responsibility Pact with the Municipality of Rome.
Of these, some have resorted to the private market with a rent, others have been temporarily transferred to social housing for housing emergency as foreseen by the cohousing project of the Municipality of Rome “From the field to the condominium”.
“After Shiavonetti, Camping River, Foro Italico and Area F of the Roma camp of Castel Romano, today we are also closing the Monachina camp. It is another goal that we have achieved and which confirms the Administration’s commitment to close the settlements in the city, putting an end to a system that favors ghettoisation, which makes the city spend millions of euros every year and which creates inconvenience for citizens. Hard punch, therefore, against those who commit crimes and assistance for those who, on the other hand, need help. It is our model, the ‘third way’ based on inclusion and respect for legality, on the protection of rights and respect for duties “, declares the Mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi.
“Neither welfarism an end in itself, nor the closure of camps without real alternatives. In Rome we do not move the problem by a few centimeters but we put in place a precise methodology, a planning approach, a system that leads to real inclusion for those who commit themselves to a path of autonomy. During the journey through the Monachina camp, 370 interviews were carried out by the officials of the Roma Sinti and Caminanti Office, in addition to those carried out by the managing body, according to the methodology envisaged by the Roma Plan which is based on the one-to-one approach. one, as a motivational and reflection tool for a group of people who for years has undergone only containment interventions, purely welfare “, declares the delegate for inclusion, Monica Rossi.
This morning the agents of the Local Police of Rome Capital of the XIII Aurelio Group, assisted by the patrols of the GSSU (Urban Social Security Group) and the SPE Unit (Public and Emergency Security) have started the activities to free the Roma camp “La Monachina” from the last people left inside.
The cleaning and dismantling of the area will then follow. With regard to the last families present, about a dozen people, the staff of the social services has activated the reconnaissance procedures envisaged to provide housing assistance.
A dozen animals were also found, including dogs, cats and a guinea pig, which the white helmets have entrusted to the care of the “Pet in Time” and ENPA (National Animal Protection Authority). At the end of today’s intervention, the surveillance work by the Local Police will remain constant.
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