Monday, May 30, 2016 - 13:25
Reduced help means more homeless seek shelter in Dutch forests
More and more homeless people are taking to living in Dutch woods and forests due to the fact that reducing shelters and help can not keep up with the increasing number of homeless, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the number of homeless people in the Netherlands is increasing significantly faster than the number of shelter places available for them. This means, particularly in larger cities, that they often end up on the street. Both nature organizations and the Federation for Shetlers in the country noticed that more and more people are seeking shelter in the outdoor areas. Forests and dunes, for example, offer quiet and relatively safe places to build a temporary shelter. The organizations can not give exact numbers, as these numbers are difficult to keep track of. Foresters and rangers are not at all happy with this situation, according to the Telegraaf. Camping outside designated campgrounds is prohibited for a reason - it damages nature and frightens the wildlife.