Crisis At Christmas

Crisis At Christmas.

The last time a global survey was attempted by the United Nations in 2005, an estimated 100 million people were homeless. A further 1.6 billion people lacked adequate housing, according to Habitat, 2015. Getting an accurate picture of global homelessness is extremely challenging, and definitions of homelessness vary from country to country. Census data is typically collected based on household and, while most census data takes into account those living in shelters and receiving government aid, census takers struggle to count the “hidden homeless;” those who may be residing in inadequate neighbourhoods such as slums, squatting in structures not intended for housing, couch surfing with friends and family, and those who relocate frequently. The Quiz and article profiled homelessness in the UK, but the human circumstances could happen anywhere.

Quiz: How Likely Are You To Become Homeless?

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