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An estimated 3 million West Europeans were believed to be homeless during the winter of 2003;

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More the 500 assaults against the homeless were reported in the past 3 years.
Corporate news outlets cover homelessness, but rarely on a global scale. Instead, corporate coverage tends to treat homelessness in local rather than systemic terms. For example, during the months around the publication of Joseph Chamie’s report, national publications including the and the addressed homelessness, but these articles focused on San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The scarcity of corporate news reports on homelessness as a global social problem contributes to what the YaleGlobal Online report described as the “denial and lack of political will” that make homelessness “an accepted feature of modern urban life” into the foreseeable future.

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The total estimated homeless population of Western Europe and the US combined is equivalent to the entire population of Denmark!
The YaleGlobal Online report acknowledged that the causes of homeless are “multifaceted, though some factors stand out.” These include lack of affordable housing, privatization of civil services, investment speculation in housing, rapid and unplanned urbanization, unemployment, lack of services for those suffering from mental illness or substance abuse, as well as people displaced by conflicts and natural disasters. Chamie notes that “even people with jobs sometimes cannot afford housing.” One recent found that nowhere in the United States can someone who works 40 hours per week for the federal minimum wage ($7.25/hour) afford a one-bedroom apartment at fair market rent.

In Canada, the number of homeless people has steadily increased to a level now far beyond anything seen one generation ago.
As Chamie reported, the United Nations estimates that no fewer than 150 million people—or about two percent of the world’s population are homeless; but about 1.6 billion people, more than twenty percent of the world’s population, may lack adequate housing.

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However, Chamie noted, “obtaining accurate figures is difficult.” Homelessness is culturally defined, which has led the United Nations to acknowledge that definitions of homelessness vary from country to country. Furthermore, many governments lack resources and the commitment to measure their homeless populations accurately. Due to stigma associated with homelessness, many governments “understate the problem,” Chamie wrote. For example, in Moscow, officials report around 10,000 homeless people, whereas non-governmental organizations claim as many as 100,000.

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Some governments around the world have responded to the increasing visibility of homelessness by offering enhanced support programs, but many cities “do what they can to chase the homeless off to other locales,” by passing and enforcing laws that ban loitering, pan handling, and camping or sleeping in vehicle, for example. Law enforcement and private security personnel “generally lack mandates or specialized training” to address homelessness, Chamie wrote.

Homelessness is a growing problem in cities all over the world

Hunger Economy Education Health Physical effects
Priority list Conflict/ war Mental
Priority list For the future
In the past
Now Refugees
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Veterans Views on the "hobo culture" Views on homelessness in other
areas of the world Views on peopel living on the streets Decrese dependency Educate Enforce laws
Realization More active help, as opposed to passive donations Larger number and variety of shelters Hand-outs Generic homeless shelters

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