The response by Romanian officials has been a programme of sealing up the tunnels - in Bucharest at least - mainly to stop negative publicity. The orphans soon find their way in again, and council departments lose interest in constantly evicting sewer residents, and having to reseal entrances.
I think this situation is a disgrace and Romania should not be allowed into the EU until it is resolved. The answer is to stop EU funding - hit them where it hurts.
The next time I travel to Bucharest I am going to buy some food and give at least a few of these children a proper meal. If you would like to make a donation please contact me - I invite everyone to participate - just a few pounds each will make a difference and fill a stomach for a few days.
You can donate directly to
This is an organization that provides help to Romanian children who need access to food, water, education, & health care.