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Desperate for work

Finding shelter for homeless European jobseekers

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A short-term emergency shelter especially for European migrants is being opened to accommodate people who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough. EU citizens from states in crisis have come to Switzerland in search of work.

The migrants cannot always use shelters run by the city council, as they are often full and Swiss nationals have priority. Even if they do get in, EU citizens are only allowed to stay for one night. So the Christian charity, the Zurich city mission, is taking up the slack with its own emergency shelter.