10th October 2020 - World Homeless Day
World Homeless Day is marked to draw attention to homeless people’s needs both locally across Australia and internationally.
Facts about Australian Homelessness
Facts about Global Homelessness
Top 5 Cities Worldwide - people experiencing Homelessness
- Manila is the city with the highest estimated rate of homelessness in the world with 3 million homeless.
- There are a total of 4.5 million homeless people throughout the Phillipines.
- In 2017 the goverment committed to building 800,000 homes over five years.
(source: Reuters 2018)
USA, New York
- Over 61,000 people are homeless in New York.
- This includes 14,621 families with 21,419 children accessing shelters.
- There has been a 64% increase of people sleeping in shelters over the past 10 years.
(Source: Coalition for the Homeless July 2019)
USA, Los Angeles
- LA is has the second highest city for the number of homeless people in the USA.
- L.A. County’s homeless population at 58,936 and LA city has 36,300 homeless people.
- Homelessness was up by 12 % in the last year in LA County and up 16 % in the City of Los Angeles.
(Source: City of LA 2019)
Mexico, Mexico City
- Estimates are between 15,000 - 30,000 homeless people
- With at least 15,000 of them being children.
- There are an estimated 20+ million homeless people across India.
- Mumbai has around 20,000 homeless individuals sleeping on the street.
Causes of Homelessness
Reasons for people being homeless can vary across countries but typically are due to:
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