advisory – Nov 2020, No. 9

In times of crisis, the most vulnerable tends to be forgotten. A walk around our cities shows us that the number of homeless people is rapidly increasing. Left alone and cast aside by society, the homeless had always been seen as the ‘losers’ — people who are in this situation because of who they are and their lack of quality, rather than acknowledging that they are there because society has failed them. And as the COVID-19 measures are taking a toll on our economy, more people are thrown out of the abode with only the streets to call their home. 


Should we just look the other way? Or occasionally give them food so they would not starve, without providing them with their other needs? Or should we look into the root of the problem, and work together as a society to provide each other with a dignified life?


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