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Number of homeless in Uruguay grows

Montevideo, Dec 24 (Prensa Latina) Records of the Ministry of Social Development (MIDES) and press reports currently show that the number of homeless people has increased, particularly in the capital.

This means a steady increase in recent years in which the homeless are turning to shelters and other care centers.

They are part of the urban landscape, sleeping on cardboard in the city or looking for food in garbage tanks.

According to El Observador daily, during the hardest time of year due to the winter, between May and October, 6,689 people requested shelter in MIDES facilities.

This record, when compared to the figures of 2018, means that the number of users served in street units more than doubled.