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Winter freeze highlights homeless crisis… https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/fr/node/236909
“I really thought my baby would die if I didn’t get her somewhere warm,” said a 22-year-old Zimbabwean woman speaking inside the crowded corridors of a Methodist church in central Johannesburg. “I have nowhere else to go”.
Even those with homes remain vulnerable during the harsh winter. Millions live in small, poorly-ventilated, poorly-insulated wooden shacks built on informal settlements, the structures offering little protection from the cold. Many of the 17 deaths recorded during the past week were caused by shack fires when braziers or gas heaters ignited. 
Among the refugees gathered inside the church were doctors, accountants, teachers and businessmen.

Homeless people in Pretoria appealing for blankets, warm water amid cold front. June 2020. link

HOMELESS PEOPLE SPEAK ON THEIR PLIGHT DURING WINTER SEASON. 2020. link.

What to do if you see a homeless person sleeping out rough in the cold and snow. The Sun. link.
Note: Contains video “Homeless man’s desperate tears in heartbreaking vid filmed just before he died on freezing street in Birmingham“.