Emergency assistance to socially excluded

On 29th March 2012, a Franco-Russian conference on ‘Street People’ was held at The French Embassy

25 Apr 12

The conference was co-organised by SAMU Social Moscow and the Department for Social Protection of the Population, with the support of The French Embassy. Discussion was dedicated to the problem of social exclusion among homeless people. Sergei Mikhailovich Logunov, deputy director of the Department for Social Protection of the Population, Andrei Vladimirovich Pentukhov, head of the Department for Social Assistance to the Homeless, and Dr Xavier Emmanuelli, founder and president of SAMU Social International and former French Minister for Humanitarian Aid, were all present. Several international experts in the field of social exclusion, and representatives of the press also attended. The conference was designed to draw attention to the problem of homelessness in Moscow and to define possible ways of helping socially excluded groups.