Monday 5 December 2016

Kind-hearted residents of Brussels offer spare rooms to those who are stranded

Published 22/03/2016 | 15:11

Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, Belgium March 22, 2016. Reuters/Francesco Calledda/Handout via Reuters
Emergency personnel are seen at the scene of a blast outside a metro station in Brussels, Belgium March 22, 2016. Reuters/Francesco Calledda/Handout via Reuters

Residents in Brussels who live close to the sites of the Brussels attacks are offering shelter to members of the public who are stranded.

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The good Samaritans are using hashtags on Twitter to offer up rooms in their homes for anyone who needs it.

The hashtags #PorteOuverte (French for “open door”), #ikwilhelpen (Dutch for “I want to help”), #OpenHouse, and #BrusselsWelcome, to offer their spare bedrooms to those who are affected by flight cancellations.

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