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Family Homelessness: Prevention and Solutions (CSocD58 Side Event)
13 Feb 2020 -  Family homelessness is a serious and often hidden developmental challenge in need of greater recognition and attention. Although research is scarce, family homelessness appears to be rising. Its causes range from fractured family relations, fleeing domestic violence, loss of employment to internal migration and unsustainably rapid urbanization and scarcity of affordable housing.

The event "Family homelessness: prevention and solutions" organised by DISD/UNDESA in cooperation with civil society, including UNANIMA International, International Federation for Family Development , NGO Committee on the Family (and possibly other stakeholders) will explore the following questions: Should the family unit be the starting point for strategies to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty and homelessness? How can we prevent and solve the challenge of family homelessness? What obstacles must be overcome? What good practices can be replicated? How do we ensure that no family is left behind.
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