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Homeless Facts

In the 2008 Homeless Count there were AT LEAST 3,062 people homeless in Metro Vancouver.

Since 2002,there has been a shocking 137% increase in overall homelessness and a 373% increase in the number of people sleeping outside. /.


Jackie Millet,60,who is homeless,poses for a photo at the Occupy Eugene site Dec. 7 in Eugene,Ore. “For the homeless we need a place to be. We don’t need to be criminalized,”Millet said. (Kevin Clark/Associated Press/The Register-Guard) To learn more about world-wide homelessness,click HERE. [...]


A homeless man,with a sign that reads in Spanish “Tigres champion”hanging from his neck and a cap with the words Merry Christmas begs for money in Monterrey,Mexico Dec. 12. Tigres won Mexico’s Apertura 2011 soccer championship after defeating Santos Laguna 3-1 at home on Dec 11. (Daniel Jayo/Associated Press) To learn more about world-wide homelessness,click [...] [...]

New Delhi,India

A homeless man covers himself with a plastic banner to shield himself from the cold near Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi,India. (Mustafa Quraishi/Associated Press) To learn more about world-wide homelessness,click HERE. [...]

New Delhi,India

Homeless people sleep in an open ground area near the Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi,India Dec. 13. According to a news agency,India’s Supreme Court has directed state governments to build adequate number of night shelters to ensure that no homeless person has to sleep under the open sky this winter. (ustafa Quraishi/Associated Press) To learn [...] [...]


Angelic Davis,holds,her three-month-old son Richard Williams IV at a homeless shelter in Dallas Dec. 12. The recession and unemployment have created a man made disaster that has caused a steady increase in the number of homeless children in Texas. (Lm Otero/Associated Press) To learn more about world-wide homelessness,click HERE. [...]

Port au Prince,Haiti

Two men play cards Nov. 23 in a house that was destroyed by the earthquake in the Fort Nationale neighborhood of Port-au-Prince,Haiti. An ambitious reconstruction panel,co-chaired former US President Bill Clinton,was created 3 months after the Jan. 2010 earhtquake to coordinate the efforts to rebuild Haiti after the quake destroyed much of the capital and [...] [...]

Guatemala City,Guatemala

A woman sits on a mattress in a municipal shelter in Guatemala City Nov. 29. According to Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction more than 1,400 homeless people have sought refuge in 13 shelters around the country due to low temperatures. (Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters) To learn more about homelessness,click HERE. [...]

Las Vegas,USA

Children from a local skate club distribute food to the homeless along a street in Las Vegas on Nov. 13. The Labor Department said the economy managed to break away from three months of 9.1 percent unemployment in October,but that jobs are being generated at a pace that offers little succor to the 14 million [...] [...]

Athens,Greece 2

A homeless man sleeps outside a bank in Athens Nov. 25. Since the debt crisis erupted in late 2009,tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs or businesses and many others struggle on in employment where they haven’t seen a paycheck in months. The number of homeless has shot up by about a quarter [...] [...]


An Armenian family from Georgia waits in the emergency room of the Angers University Hospital in Angers,western France Nov. 9. The family was sent to the hospital by members of SAMU Social,a social humanitarian emergency service to assist the homeless. Asylum seekers from Sudan,Somalia,Eritrea and eastern Europe are demanding the right to remain in France. [...] [...]


A homeless man sits on the stairs in front of the BNP Paribas Bank at la Defense business district,near Paris Nov. 10. The European Union warned that the 17 country eurozone could slip back into recession next year as the debt crisis spins out of control. The EU’s economic watchdog,the European Commission,predicted that the eurozone [...] [...]


Homeless people sit inside a shelter named The Crypt (Die Gruft) in Vienna Dec. 1. The Crypt is a facility cared by Caritas and solicits for donations from the public during the cold winter season. (Lisi Niesner/Reuters) To learn more about homelessness,click HERE. [...]


A homeless man begs for money during the launch of the Christmas celebrations and the illumination of Athens central Syntagma square Dec. 9. There will be no central Christmas tree in Athens this year,and the city estimated the cost of the 2011 Christmas celebrations at 200,000 euros (267,400 US dollars),roughly 10 percent of the previous [...] [...]


Shoppers walk past a homeless man begging along a pavement n in Sydney Dec. 8. Australia’s unemployment rate unexpectedly rose to 5.3 percent in Nov.,data showed on Dec. 8,with the number of people at work falling as businesses cut costs. (Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images) To learn more about homelessness,click HERE. [...]

Colombo,Sri Lanka

A homeless man sleeps in a park as birds look for food in Colombo,Sri Lanka Nov. 24. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/Associated Press) To learn more about homelessness,click HERE. [...]