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Global Recession
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Special report: changing face of homelessness

Street papers have witnessed the consequences of the economic downturn since 2008 and help to give a voice to those caught up in the ravages of the recession. Here, we highlight stories which reveal the human cost behind the endless statistics....

Global Recession: Leon (64), GreeceINSP_GREECE

Leon is what the Greeks call a 'neo-homeless', one of the thousands of citizens who have been hit hard by the latest severe economic crisis and find themselves without a place to live. Current estimates bring the total number...


Global Recession: Linda (31), HungaryINSP_HUNGARY1

"I am Linda and I am 31 years old. I live in Budapest, Hungary with my husband and one-and-half-year-old son. At the moment, we can just about pay the bills and we still have food on the table, but soon we will have to decide...


Global Recession: Liam (46), IrelandINSP_Ireland

The economic downturn has blighted the lives of many across Ireland, but one man has suffered more than most as the recession left him jobless, penniless and without a wife....


Global Recession: Paulo (45) and Ana (42), PortugalINSP_Portugal 1

"Portugal has never given us the conditions to grow a business or work towards a dream that allows us to earn and save some money and live a worthy life."...


Street papers, sold by homeless and marginalised people on all continents, put a face on homelessness. United by the International Network of Street Papers, the publications support 12,000 vendors on street corners in 40 countries. For more info, visit www.street-papers.org.