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How the world's homeless population is facing Covid-19

Posted On: 8 Apr 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

How the world's homeless population is facing Covid-19

As coronavirus continues to spread, we wanted to get a real sense of how the deadly pandemic is affecting people on the streets.
The Big Issue is part of a global movement of more than 100 street papers in 35 countries around the world. So we turned to our network to ask how they were faring in today's uncertain times and what it meant for the men and women selling their magazines on the streets.
Like The Big Issue, every one of those street papers is facing a battle for survival to carry on serving the vendors who rely on them for a life-saving income while the streets are empty.
GH Image WEBIn Nevada, homeless people are being 'housed' on a car park six-feet apart
It is crucial that they survive to come out the other side too - with many people left jobless as a result of the shutdown to stop the virus' spread, and a deep global recession likely, street papers will be a safety net and a vital lifeline.
In the face of unprecedented adversity, street papers are harnessing the...

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