Homelessness

Thomas from Santa Barbara, USA

Thomas from Santa Barbara, USA

Hasan from New Delhi, India

Hasan from New Delhi, India

“I have been living on the streets in Tagore Garden, Delhi, with my wife and five children, for several years. When the lockdown began, we did not have any savings or food stored. We heard that the police was forcibly taking homeless persons on the streets to shelters. We tried to look for food around...
Mariam from New Delhi, India

Mariam from New Delhi, India

"When the lockdown was announced, the police removed us from the streets. Since nobody was out of their homes, I could not beg and arrange food. Sometimes people would distribute food on the roads, or I would go to the food distribution centres in schools, to get food.”
Family from New Delhi, India

Family from New Delhi, India

“If we had a home, then we wouldn’t have had to run away like this with our children. We would have stored food and other necessities in our home. I would have been able to keep myself and my family safe and protected."
Payal from New Delhi, India

Payal from New Delhi, India

"The government says ‘stay in your homes’ but we do not have a home, where do we go? The government hasn’t given us a house. We are working as labourers and trying to make ends meet. During the lockdown, we lost our livelihoods. We are faced with the acute crisis of hunger."
Ganga from New Delhi, India

Ganga from New Delhi, India

"The greatest challenge of not having a home during the pandemic is that I cannot ensure any physical distancing. If I had a home, I could have stored food supplies safely. During the entire lockdown, I lived in great fear and insecurity."
Diana from Manizales, Colombia

Diana from Manizales, Colombia

"To the Colombian government I say: that housing is a human right and you are violating that right. I am not asking about my rights, but I am demanding them."
Manoj Pal from Delhi, India

Manoj Pal from Delhi, India

Javier from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Javier from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Roberto from Helsinki, Finland

Roberto from Helsinki, Finland