With less than a fortnight before Italy’s general election, authorities in Rome are stepping up efforts to evict thousands of refugees – with right-winger Matteo Salvini pledging large-scale deportations.

And the charity Medicins Sans Frontieres has highlighted the fact about 10,000 migrants and refugees throughout Italy are living in what they describe as “inhumane” conditions.

Mr. Salvini – leader of Lega Nord – signaled his intention to take a tough stance by vowing to deport 500,000 migrants within five years if his party wins the election – including 100,000 in the first year.

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