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'Shameful': What's driving the global housing crisis?

UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha on homelessness, human rights and why the lack of adequate housing is on the rise.

Hungary

Rough sleeping outlawed in Hungary as new law comes into force

Homelessness banned and police given powers to remove people from streets and destroy shelters.

Rough sleeping outlawed in Hungary as new law comes into force

United Kingdom

Homeless evicted from makeshift centre as snow returns

Some 200 people used the Sofia Solidarity Centre in capital's West End, which had launched when cold snap first hit.

London's homeless evicted from makeshift centre as snow returns

United States

Schools in New York teaching the homeless

Many schools in the United States are teaching an increasing number of children who are homeless.

Homeless

Behind their eyes: The homeless of the US West Coast

The stories of the homeless on the West Coast of the United States.

Behind their eyes: The homeless of the US West Coast

Homeless

Dying on the streets: The UK's homeless

For the country's growing number of people sleeping rough, harsh winter temperatures have added to their woes.

Dying on the streets: The UK's homeless

Homeless

Speaking out for the homeless at Dublin's Apollo house

The 40 homeless residents who've occupied the building must leave, court ruled, as demolition is approved.

Speaking out for the homeless at Dublin's Apollo house

Religion

UK Muslims and Christians team up to help homeless

Faith groups are working together to care for street sleepers and other vulnerable people in the run-up to Christmas.

Muslims and Christians team up to help homeless

Poverty & Development

Life at Yangon Central Railway Station

A permanent community of station employees, guards, snack sellers and the homeless call the station their home.

Life at Yangon Central Railway Station

United Kingdom

A tour through London with the city's homeless

Homeless people are paid to give street-level tours of the city that weave its history with their own stories.

A tour through London with the city's homeless

Homeless

Report: US cities passing laws targeting the homeless

According to a new report, an increasing number of cities are making sitting on pavements and sleeping in cars illegal.

Report: US cities passing laws targeting the homeless

United States

The right to dream: Portland’s homeless fight evictions

Overlooked in the elections, Portland’s homeless are organising their own camps on their own terms, but fear evictions.

The US homeless camps offering a lesson in democracy

Poverty & Development

US elections: Obstacles facing homeless voters

Homeless Americans face challenges in voting during the 2016 US elections, but many still exercise their right.

US elections: Obstacles facing homeless voters

Human Rights

Seattle in US struggles with high homeless rate

The death of a 19-year-old man along the highway highlights the plight of the rising number of homeless in the area.

Seattle struggles to deal with high homeless rate

New Zealand

New Zealand's homeless: Living in cars and garages

New Zealand was once a pioneer of the social welfare state, but now one in every 100 New Zealanders are homeless.