Number of homeless people in Sweden doubles

by Annalisa Lista - 2013.02.19

In Sweden, between 2005 and 2011, the number of homeless people has doubled. Shifting from 17,500 to 34,000. Of these, 8,000 are in Stockholm. Here are the data coming from the National Board of Health and Welfare, according to which the homelessness rate in on the increase and still does not constitute a priority at a political level. “Nobody talks about it”- says Mansur- cofounder of the voluntary project Soppkök Stockholm, begun a year ago, that provides basic services to homeless. At least once a month, in one of the main squares of the capital. Anyway, according to the association, cloths and food aren’t the solution. The Government should start being aware of it.

Published in Homelessness.
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