Médecins Sans Frontières says 10,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are living in makeshift settlements without basic facilities.
These people find shelter wherever they can.
MSF blames the country's inadequate reception policies.
MSF says 10,000 migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Italy are living in makeshift settlements pic.twitter.com/pq0fnfAbk5— RTÉ News (@rtenews) February 9, 2018
"Refugees and migrants are living on the margins of society because of an inadequate reception system and harmful border policies. What's more, policies designed to foster social inclusion of migrants and refugees at the national, regional and local level are poorly implemented," said MSF advocacy officer Giuseppe De Mola.
The charity has called for all migrants and refugees in Italy to have access to medical care, shelter, food and clean water for the entire period that they are in the country, regardless of their legal status.