PARTIALLY COLLAPSED GYUMRI DORM IS HOME TO TWENTY FAMILIES

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11:09, October 31, 2012

Liana is a 27 year-old single mother with five children.

She and her kids were born in the dormitory belonging to the former
Lentextile Combine in Gyumri that was damaged in the 1988 earthquake.

In subsequent years, the dorm partially collapsed. But some twenty
families still live there.

The four story dormitory is located in the center of Gyumri, near
the Shirak Regional Authority office and the police station. The
dilapidated building has since been privatized.

Families from various former Soviet republics now live in its ruins.

The dorm has no public amenities. There are no water or sewage
facilities. Residents use the collapsed section of the dorm as a
toilet. Even the stairs are damaged to the point that one wrong step
could end in a bad accident or worse.