A recent report shows there are around 90,000 homeless children in Britain, the equivalent of three in every school, Press TV reports.
The report, published by housing and homelessness charity group Shelter on Monday, was complied in accordance with analysis of the latest government figures on homelessness in the UK.
“I believe that figure because I see a lot of people in my community that are homeless, so I think that it’s true,” said a UK citizen.
Following the report, Shelter said it would launch an emergency appeal in response to what it described as a “crisis.”
“In the 21st century, it cannot be right that homeless children are experiencing severe emotional distress, facing three-hour round trips to school and having to eat their dinner on the floor,” said Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb.
The report also said that on average three children are homeless in every school in Britain.
“I don’t understand how you could have people or kids like that homeless on the streets and you want to complain about all of the madness that goes on in the streets. I mean we have got so many homeless people yet there are so many buildings being built up and redeveloped and stuff but none of those actually help these young people, It doesn’t make any sense, ” said another citizen.
The charity’s investigations also revealed that many children who had homes felt unsafe with their parents and reported exposure to drug and alcohol abuse, fighting, swearing, and racist language.