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Swiss City Offers Homeless People One-Way Travel Ticket To Europe If They Sign Contract To Not Return For A Certain Period.

Swiss City Offers Homeless People One-Way Travel Ticket To Europe If They Sign Contract To Not Return For A Certain Period.

Switzerland has shown a zero-tolerance policy for homelessness and this is called street cleansing when you are offered a free one way ticket to any European country with some amount to help you on the way.

Homelessness is an issue that every country counters in different ways. Some accommodate these homeless people and give them enough stipends and other facilities to grow and spend a good life while others have their own ways. 

 

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However, Basel, a city of Switzerland invented another way and offered these homeless people a one-way ticket to any European country and made a contract to not return for a certain period of time. 

 

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Topark Yergu, a Basel Department of Justice spokesperson, told local newspaper 20 Minutes that homeless individuals in the city can request a one-way travel voucher and 20 Swiss francs (USD$21.90). In return, the individuals must sign a contract vowing not to return to the country for a specified period of time. 

The officials also made it clear if any of these individuals are caught violating the contract, they could even face deportation.
The one catch is all of them will have to agree, in writing, they will not return to Switzerland for a specified time frame.

"Beneficiaries must undertake in writing not to return to Switzerland—at least for a certain period of time. If they are checked again, they risk expulsion from our country," Yergu said.

 

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Thirty-one homeless people have to date taken up the city’s supply, together with seven from Germany, seven from Belgium, two from Italy, one from France, and 14 from Romania, who had been flown residence. 

This way the Swiss city is planning to get rid of homeless people lying on the streetside and begging too.

Article Source: Dailymail

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