Blighted lives in Romania's underground

Many live in tunnels and sewers below Bucharest amid lice, fleas and used drug syringes scattering the floor.

    WARNING: Some viewers may find some images in this report disturbing.

    In the tunnels and sewers below the Romanian capital, there are people who stubbornly stay beyond the reach of society.

    They live amid lice, fleas and used drug syringes scattered on the floor. Most of them have are HIV-positive, and many have Tuberculosis and hepatitis.

    All this despite the government's offers of rehab.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from the tunnels of Bucharest.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.