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Ireland A total of 222 homeless people died in Ireland last year, new figures show

06:35  19 january  2020
06:35  19 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The latest figures show that 222 homeless people died over the past four years , according to statistics from the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DHRE). They show that deaths decreased from 65 in 2016 to 34 in 2019 although the total number of homeless adults in Dublin has increased

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Gardai at scene where homeless man was seriously injured by industrial vehicle © Provided by Irish Mirror Gardai at scene where homeless man was seriously injured by industrial vehicle

A total of 222 homeless deaths were recorded last year, new figures have revealed. The statistics released by the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive come as an African man receives hospital treatment for life-changing injuries he sustained in an incident last week. The man in his 30s, from Eritrea, is understood to have been left paralysed after his tent was removed by heavy machinery from the banks of Dublin’s Grand Canal on Tuesday.

He was sleeping inside while it was being removed as part of a clean-up of the area by Dublin City Council and Waterways Ireland. The following day a homeless woman in her late 20s died suddenly in emergency accommodation. It is understood her body was found at the Phoenix Lodge hostel on Parkgate Street in the capital.

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Almost 600 homeless people died in England and Wales last year , according to official figures published for the first time. The figure represents a rise of 24% over five years , according to the Office for National Statistics. These are the first official estimates of the number of deaths of homeless

a person sitting on a sidewalk: Homeless person sleeping on the streets (stock) © Provided by Irish Mirror Homeless person sleeping on the streets (stock) Inner City Helping Homeless chief and Dublin City Councillor Anthony Flynn said the situation is “worse” than he has ever seen. He added: “The system is in turmoil and those who operate it are in denial.” The 222 deaths include the homeless who were sleeping rough or staying in emergency accommodation, although the deaths may have occurred in hospital or elsewhere.

The mortality rate for homeless people is significantly higher than that of the general population, with an average age of death of 42 for men and 37 for women. Across the country, the latest figures show 10,448 people, including nearly 4,000 children, are homeless.

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The Government is being accused of letting the homelessness crisis "go beyond repair" following the tragic death of a young woman in emergency accommodation. Gardaí were called to the scene of a sudden death at the Phoenix Lodge hostel on Parkgate Street in Dublin on Wednesday evening. The woman, who was in her late 20s, died in "tragic circumstances". "This week alone we have seen this death, a man with life-changing injuries as a result of his tent being removed by an industrial machine as he slept in it, and our case-management team assisted a woman in her 60s who was sleeping rough," said Inner City Helping Homeless CEO Anthony Flynn.

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