Over 800 homeless people living in Israel

Between 800 and 900 people live on the streets of Israel, according to statistics brought by the Welfare and Social Services Ministry at the Knesset Labor, Welfare, and Health Committee on Tuesday.

A representative from Elem, an organization that assists at-risk youth across the country, disputed the ministry’s statistics, stating that in fact the statistic is much higher and the problem more widespread.

Maria Podgaezky, the Welfare and Social Services Ministry’s National Inspector for homeless people presented current facts from the ministry saying that of the 800 – 900 people living on the streets, 450 of them receive services and treatment by the municipal units, but continue living on the streets.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Over-800-homeless-people-living-in-Israel-410396

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