King Albert opens doors for the homeless

  December 18, 2009 at 2:46 pm by

Belgium is hit by the first winter cold and snow, which is always a difficult time for the homeless people in the country. The lack of available places for homeless people and asylum seekers is a hot political topic in the country. Recently, Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme said that he felt deeply for the affected people, and the government would try to solve the problem as best as they could. He also said that the government couldn’t do this alone, and he counted on the support of several organizations.

One day later, the Palace announced the King wanted to do his bit to provide shelter to the homeless, and he would open up some of the buildings the Royal Trust owns. Today it was clarified that two apartments near the castle of Ciergnon will be opened for two homeless families. This way the King wants to express his concern for this terrible problem which is even more urgent now Belgium is covered in a carpet of snow, and the temperatures have dropped below zero.

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