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5 Sep
In a makeshift camp that has served as a refuge for many women since Haiti's earthquake, survivors say they fear for their safety and that of their children. "We suffer, we have no access to toilets. We can't pee. Everyone is looking at you," says Vesta Guerrier, who lives in the Gabions camp along with 200 other refugees. The 7.2-magnitude quake that struck in August killed over 2,000 people and flattened or heavily damaged tens of thousands of homes.
22 Aug
Doctors and nurses from home and abroad are struggling against a range of logistical difficulties to get people patched up before a storm hits Haiti. Rebels hold key roads and infection is spreading.
29 Jul
Seven years ago Cameroonian refugee Cyrille Tchatchet II was penniless and living on Britain’s streets. Now he is preparing to make history at the Tokyo Olympics as the first UK-based refugee Olympian, after being officially selected as weightlifter for the International Olympic Committee's refugee team.
4 Jul
Venice Beach in California: synonymous with sun, surf, palm trees and, now, homeless people. As many as 200 tents inhabited by them line the oceanfront in this Los Angeles-area town that for decades has been a lure for surfers and tourists.
16 Jun
Docked in a river harbour in Warsaw next to coal storage and a rubbish tip, a steel-hulled sailing boat built by a group of homeless Poles is preparing for its maiden voyage. The 17.8-metre (58-foot) long schooner was christened on June 12th with the name "Father Boguslaw" after the priest who initiated the improbable project in 2006 with the aim of reintegrating homeless people back into society.
5 Apr 2020
As the coronavirus continues to spread, South Africa's homeless are classed as one of the country's most vulnerable groups. South Africa has been under a nationwide lockdown for a week, and temporary shelters are filling to capacity as the government tries to provide support for this high risk community.
1 Feb 2020
Berlin's government wants to count the city's homeless population. Apart from helping to combat homelessness, the "Night of Solidarity" is to show that the German capital considers "homeless people part of our city."
2 Jan 2019
The German association for homeless people has claimed that sleeping out in cold temperatures caused the victims to die. Last year, the winter chill claimed three lives during the same period.

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