A Maltese organisation that helps prisoners and other similar groups of vulnerable people has reached out to the public for help in returning a non-Maltese homeless man to his home country.
After cleaning and feeding the man, Prison Fellowship Malta uploaded images of the smiling person alongside their appeal.
“Helping another non-Maltese homeless guy get back on his feet. Thanks to those who offered their help,” the organisation said.
While the man seemed to be in a good state after being found by the group, Prison Fellowship Malta appealed for financial donations to be able to send the man back to his home country upon his wishes.
“We provided him with clean clothes and food and some financial support. He wants to return back to his country. Anyone wanting to offer help please send and thanks for your donations,” they said.
Around 300 people are believed to be homeless in Malta right now.
A lack of a centralised service for people to reach out to has made things harder for those who do fall on hard times. Though there are services such as the YMCA and the Prison Fellowship Malta, more and more cases of homeless people falling through the cracks are being reported.
Just this week, images of a makeshift home built by a homeless man in Sliema were sent to Lovin Malta, showing the reality of living on the streets in Malta.
If you would like to donate to the Prison Fellowship Malta, you can contact them via their Facebook page or by sending a letter to:
Prison Fellowship Malta
PO Box 35
Paola PLS 1001