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About Homelessness in Manila, Philippines
There are 3.1 million homeless people in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. They live under bridges, in cemeteries, and in abandoned buildings. Almost half of these people have been homeless for over eight to ten years. It isn’t just an issue for the people without homes, but it makes life harder, and sadder, for everyone else in Manila. Not only have they had personal and economic issues, but there has been flooding and other natural disasters ruining these people's homes and lives.There is also a very poor housing market and very poor social services in Manila. These people are in need of help.