How Many Homeless People Are There in the World?

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There are an estimated 100 million people in the world who are homeless, according to a United Nations report from 2005. The division of this statistic varies between countries, ranging from a few thousand homeless citizens to over one million.

Some nations have a much smaller homeless population than others. Lithuania has fewer than 2,000 homeless citizens, as of 2014, and in Sweden, the number is 17,800.

Other nations report much larger numbers of homelessness. In India, the population of homeless people is approximately 78 million. In the United Kingdom, there are more than four homeless individuals in every 1,000, making the country’s population of homeless individuals one of the highest in Europe.