Every year, between 4,000 and 5,000 people report to The Hague’s homeless counter for help. Unfortunately, due to insufficient shelters, not everyone receives assistance. This is a great opportunity for us to draw extra attention to this.
Not only are there not enough shelters, the shelter system is also designed in such a way that many people don’t meet the established criteria to get a place in a shelter. Recently, the Street Consulate saw a strong rise in the number of requests for tents and sleeping bags.