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Two homeless men sitting infront of Health intervention group for homeless banner

Street Clinic in Delhi Gives a Leg Up to the Homeless

NEW DELHI— Every Monday and Thursday a street side clinic for drug addicts, homeless, and the mentally ill appears amidst the clatter of hawkers and food vendors in an open-air market in congested old Delhi.

Four homeless men waiting near jama masjid clinic for doctor's consultation

A clinic for Delhi’s homeless addicts

As Monday evening starts to descend on the Walled City, the homeless in the area start to flock to the makeshift clinic set up near Jama Masjid. The rickshaw pullers, beggars and destitute are ready for their regular medical check-ups but the longest line is in front of a young doctor handing out de-addiction prescriptions and checking the patients’ progress......

Homeless men are watching television  and one homeless man crossing them

Identity crisis
proves to be violation of rights
for Delhi's
homeless voters

A survey by the Supreme Court Commissioner's office in 2011 estimated that 2,46,800 people in the capital have no place to call home.

Three homeless people are sleeping on the roadside

Rains, not so romantic for the homeless:
NGOs come to the rescue

Delhi has welcomed the monsoon showers, but not everyone is happy. Those on the streets are compelled to struggle more, amid the pandemic, in absence of a roof above their head. And that’s why some city-based NGOs have come forward to provide the homeless with shelter and support.

A guy is writing and a group of men lessoning to it

How Delhi is retraining its rough sleepers

The Standard is looking at initiatives around the world that could help inform how we tackle homelessness

A guy is writing and a group of men lessoning to it

Delhi trains rough sleepers in mobile repair to get them off the streets

The Independent is looking at how cities around the world tackle homelessness as part of its Christmas appeal

A child with a school uniform looking at the camera

Because of Aadhaar, over one million children in India
were denied admission to schools

The refusal to enrol students is a violation of the Supreme Court order on the unique identification programme.

Group of children with a school uniform drawing on the board

Despite Supreme Court Stricture, Schools In 5 States Asked 75% Children To Show Aadhaar

Six homeless men holding voter ID

Delhi’s homeless now get a chance to vote

Dharmendra, a wheelchair-bound citizen in north Delhi, is among hundreds of homeless people in the national capital who will be able to cast their vote on Thursdayperhaps for the first timewith the help of an NGO working for the destitute.
“Our organisation has already enrolled 2,000 homeless people in the voter list and among them 500 have already got their voting card,” Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan Executive Director Sanjay Kumar said.

Amit Kumar doing yoga

Shelter Provides Education And Hope

Amit Kumar, 15, has no doubt he would be working as a child labourer without the support of PHIA Foundation partner Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan.

Instead, during seven years of coming to the A-Block Children’s Shelter, run by Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan in the Motia Khan area of central Delhi, he has been able to continue his education and develop hobbies, including painting and yoga, for which he has won several awards.

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