Salvation Army Italy Readies to Shelter North African Refugees
Refugees are fleeing Libya through Tunisia by the thousands as turmoil continues in the unstable North Africa, and The Salvation Army will soon have an opportunity to assist them.
Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini predicts an exodus of “Biblical proportions” if Gadhafi falls, and the European national is preparing for a potential surge of immigrants.
Italian authorities have asked The Salvation Army to arrange for its Atena Lucana Centre to be used as a temporary home for these refugees.
The Centre, about a 2 hour drive southeast of Rome, should be ready within the next few days and will be able to hold at least 50 people.