World Homeless Day is celebrated around the world on October 10th. The holiday is dedicated to everyone who, for some reason, ended up on the street … We meet the homeless on the streets, in parks, shopping centers, but we do not think that each of them has a sad story. The good news is that we can unite and help anyone who is in need. Join the movement too!
In 2005, the UN conducted a worldwide survey to determine the number of homeless people around the planet. The figures were disappointing – 100 million people spent their lives on the street. The first event was held in 2010 and raised the global problems of society. The creators can be considered many people who daily raised issues of vagrancy on the Internet.
Many institutions are engaged in solving urgent problems. They include: construction of new houses, affordability of housing, availability of jobs, etc. Activists gather like-minded people around them and carry out their tasks in small steps. This is not a quick process – when some people get settled in a comfortable place, others appear, and their number is calculated almost by the hour.
Experts admit: bottomlessness cannot be eliminated completely – it can only be reduced. This does not mean that you need to quit, on the contrary, you need to unite and promptly help people. If there were more volunteers, then the trouble could be reduced to zero.
It is interesting that:
- in the US, most of the homeless are concentrated in California, Florida, New York;
- one in 50 American children may be without a home;
- in Japan, a generation of homeless people live in Internet cafes;
- a third of the homeless are under 24.
How to celebrate
Join the common cause – find out which organizations need volunteers. Talk to a person without a fixed place of residence, find out why he is here, if he needs help. An ordinary loaf of bread can save a person’s life.
When is World Homeless Day celebrated in 2022?
World Homeless Day is observed on October 10 each year.