Homelessness—A Worldwide Problem
The worlds combined wealth, knowledge and technological know-how seems powerless to deal with homelessness.
Homelessness or sleeping rough in UK is explained by Wikipedia as “the condition of and social category of people who don't have a regular house or dwelling because they cannot afford, pay for, or are otherwise unable to maintain regular, safe, and adequate housing, or they lack, "fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence"”
The actual legal definition varies between countries, institutions and most of all from one part of the world to another for the reasons being that the approaches and aims of those studying the problem influence the way they define it, which in effect affects the statistics they publish, which in turn makes it difficult or impossible to get an accurate overview of the whole thing, for instance, Poland has a population of 40 million with 300,000 homeless according to reports but no one really knows the exact number though the figure is believed to be over half a million.
Let’s bear in mind that the definition varies from one place to another and institution to institution in short some statistics might include certain people in its brackets whilst others will exclude them. Regardless of statistical figures homeless or no homeless we are all humans and its everyone’s responsibility to do something to reduce the worldwide report of over 100 million homeless people meaning for every 60 person 1 is homeless.
Research question: What should be done to reduce homelessness?