Homelessness in China

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Homelessness in China is a significant social issue. In 2011, there were approximately 2.41 million homeless adults and 179,000 homeless children living in the country.[1] However, one publication estimated that there were one million homeless children in China in 2012.[2]


Several natural disasters have led to homelessness in China. The 2000 Yunnan earthquake left 92,479 homeless and destroyed over 41,000 homes.[3]

Efforts to assist the homeless[edit]

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, China had approximately 2,000 shelters and 20,000 social workers to aid approximately 3 million homeless people in 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Hammond, Jenny. "Homelessness in China". GB Times. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "There Are One Million Children Living On The Streets In China, And They're Totally Alone". Business Insider. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Today In Earthquake History: January 14". USGS. 2008-07-16. Retrieved 2008-11-05.
  4. ^ Menglu, Sheng. "China Can't Help Its Homeless Alone". Slate. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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