Young and homeless in Vilnius

  • 1999-01-28
  • Paul Beckman
Hovering around run-down homes and squatter pads in Vilnius, Paul Beckman tries to shed some light on the plight of homeless children.Here it is," said Inga, exhibiting neither pride nor shame about the appearance of her tiny one-room dwelling. "It's just as cold here as it is outside."Inside, everything was shrouded in darkness. The steam that poured from Inga's mouth as she talked was only visible when it drifted by the lone window. The wires hanging from the sagging, damp ceiling worked, Inga said. She simply lacked light bulbs.Inga is an alcoholic, and she moved with her 15-year-old son...
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