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Limassol residents urged not to post indiscreet photos of homeless people on social media

Limassol municipality is urging residents to act discreetly when coming across homeless people and to call social workers instead of posting photos on social media.

In an announcement, the municipality called on members of the public who may come across  homeless people or people in need to inform the social workers in charge of the programme ‘social work on the street’.

The municipality also calls for discretion.

The reason for this, it said, are “recent posts of people on social media”. Such posts should be “discreet with the aim of protecting the personal data of our fellow humans by avoiding showing faces, names and other personal information”.

The ‘social work on the street’ programme, it said, works in close cooperation with all local agencies as well state services and is in a position to investigate on site, when necessary, reported cases and refer them to the municipality’s support services, state services, the Limassol bishopric or non-governmental organisations.

“Raising awareness among our citizens is an important element that kept our city solid and united, and this mobilisation we hope will result in a complete coordination for responding to the real needs of our fellow citizens,” the announcement said.

Social workers of the ‘Social work on the street’ programme may be reached at 99 728871

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