|Millions of people all over the word lack the comfort
and security of their home. Homelessness means not having a home. Even
if you have a roof over your head you can still be homeless. This is
because you may not have any rights to stay where you live or your
home might be unsuitable for you.
There are homeless people all over the world in rich countries and
poor countries. People become homeless for lots of different reasons.
It may be as a result of a natural disaster – such as a flood
or an earthquake, because of a war or conflict where they live. Homelessness
can also be caused by poverty and unemployment and problems with
family relationships. Refugees and asylum seekers are often homeless
because they have left their homes in the countries where they were