International students caught up in pandemic sleeping in cars | ABC News

A charity set up to provide food and blankets to international students stuck in Hobart because of coronavirus has seen a huge rise in the number of people seeking help.

More than 700 students have registered for support after losing jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And while many of the students face homelessness and hardship they’re also giving back by volunteering to help others in the same boat.

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In This Story: Hobart

Hobart, capital of Australia’s island state of Tasmania, sits on the River Derwent. At its fashionable Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses host galleries and cafes. Nearby is Battery Point, a historic district with narrow lanes and colonial-era cottages. The city’s backdrop is 1,270m-high Mount Wellington, with sweeping views, plus hiking and cycling trails.

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