04 Jul '11, 9pm

"The number of homeless individuals picked up by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS)...

SINGAPORE - The number of homeless individuals picked up by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) has risen to its highest in four years, according to figures obtained by MediaCorp. A total of 339 homeless individuals and 15 families (50 people) were identified to be in need of shelter last year, compared to 217 individuals and 17 families (82 people) in 2009. The figures were 175 individuals and 10 families in 2008, and 121 individuals and four families in 2007. For the latest figures, out of the 271 men and 68 women who made up the group of homeless individuals, 169 were aged between 41 and 59, while 130 were 60 years old and above. The MCYS typically houses destitutes in welfare homes, while investigations are being carried out by social workers to "determine their family circumstances and availability of support". Said an MCYS spokesman: "The f...

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