homelessness

Far away from home

Immigrants, asylum seekers and the paperless suffer from homelessness. They are possibly thousands of kilometers away from home with bad luck when trying to find a new one. They suffer from discrimination when it comes to labor -and private housing markets and often have lower income levels. It’s estimated that one fifth of the homeless …

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NEA project – How do we help homeless women?

As we have already mentioned earlier in our blog, the number of homeless women has been increasing lately. Homeless women have been in the news topics and “Women of shadows” was also this year’s theme of the homeless night. According to Asunnottomien Yö webpage, there were at least 1200 homeless women in Finland last year …

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Homelessness in Europe – A Hidden Truth

As someone who migrated from a developing country, like most immigrants, every country in Europe seemed close to perfect in every way. When looking at Europe from far, it seemed as if there are no financial issues here, no citizen is suffering to get a shelter or starving and that the first priority in these …

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Perspective

What is like to be homeless? What is inside their minds? What are the barriers they face in their lives?  I don´t know, you don´t know! It´s beyond us to know what it’s like to be in their shoes.

Global situation of homelessness

What is homelessness? The term ‘’homelessness’’ can have many definitions, which depends on an individual’s own perspective, culture or on the situation of a country. There is no internationally agreed definition of homelessness. For many, homelessness only means not having a roof over their heads and having to sleep on the streets. According to the Canadian definition of homelessness, homelessness is ‘’the …

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