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Updated: Haiti PM lands in Puerto Rico as gangs displace thousands at home

Updated: 11:15am (AEDT) Port-au-Prince, Haiti Reuters Haiti’s Prime Minister Ariel Henry landed in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, as questions as to why he had not returned to his country swirled amid escalating gang violence that has threatened to topple his government and left thousands homeless. Puerto Rico’s governor’s office confirmed Henry had landed in capital […]

Turkey completes new homes in area hit by devastating earthquake

Ankara, Turkey Reuters Turkey on Saturday handed over keys to newly-completed homes to some of those left homeless after last year’s devastating earthquake, one year after the country’s deadliest disaster in its modern history. Powerful quakes on 6th February, 2023 in southern Turkey killed more than 50,000 people in 11 provinces and left millions homeless. […]

Chicago homeless migrants shelter faces backlash

Migrants, without a place to stay upon arrival in the city, seek safe shelter inside the District 12 station of the Chicago Police Department in Chicago, Illinois, US, on 17th May, 2023

Chicago, USReuters Chicago is grappling with local backlash against moving homeless migrants into a new government-run tent encampment as temperatures drop and more migrants continue to arrive. Hundreds of migrants are still sleeping on floors or in tents outside city police stations. Some who remained this week huddled near tents wearing parkas, knit hats and […]

UK interior minister plans to restrict use of tents by homeless

Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman walks outside Number 10 Downing Street, in London, Britain, on 24th October, 2023.

London, UKReuters Britain’s Home Secretary Suella Braverman said on Saturday she would propose new laws to limit the use of tents by homeless people, saying many of them see it as “a lifestyle choice”. In a post on X, Braverman, who is seen as a possible future leader of the governing Conservative Party, said the […]

Homelessness rates in England hit five-year high

A homeless man sleeps in a doorway in Manchester city centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, Manchester, Britain on 11th May, 2020.

London, UKReuters The number of families and individuals facing homelessness in England is at its highest since 2018, data showed on Tuesday, sparking calls for the government to reform renting laws faster and build more affordable housing. Britain is in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis, with high rates of inflation leaving people struggling to […]

Children play, mother mourns: life grinds on in a Turkey camp

Fatima Asheri stands with her daughter Melissa in a camp for people whose homes have been destroyed, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in Antakya, Hatay province, Turkey, February 23 2023.

Antayka, Turkey Reuters With a smile on her face but pain in her eyes, Fatima Asheri watched her two surviving children play with other young earthquake survivors at a camp for displaced people near the centre of Turkey’s disaster zone. “The children are having fun and playing. But the parents feel defeated,” the 28-year-old said, […]