Homelessness

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US

As of October 2018, over 500,000 US citizens were homeless (of whom around 25% had a paid job).[1]

Criminalization

Many US cities have taken steps to criminalize homelessness, and/or criminalize those who give food to the homeless.[2] Other US cities charge for the right to give food to homeless people.[3][4]

UN Concerns

A UN report into human rights singled out the U.S. saying that criminalization of homelessness in the U.S. “raises concerns of discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.”[5]



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