• Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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Homing in on sleeping rough

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by NADEEM BADSHAH MIGRANTS WARY OF SEEKING HELP DUE TO SAFETY FEARS HOMELESS migrants are sleeping in airports and shopping centres due to fears about their safety as well as to avoid being recognised, making it less likely they will receive help, charities said. Campaigners say the growing problem of “hidden homelessness” makes it difficult for vulnerable peo­ple to be spotted and provided with food, clothing and urgent medical attention. Men from India and Pakistan have been spotted sleeping in a fenced-off area in the Stratford Centre in London, which lies opposite the Westfield mall and is a route to the…

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