Why is homelessness growing in Bhutan?

Homelessness is not peculiar to Bhutan. But the recent lockdown brought the issue to the fore. Although many might be inclined to think otherwise, Bhutan has a significant number of floating population

Oct 05, 2020
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Homelessness is not peculiar to Bhutan. But the recent lockdown brought the issue to the fore. Although many might be inclined to think otherwise, Bhutan has a significant number of floating population.

As the argument goes, why should Bhutan have the problem of homelessness at all? But why not? It’s a reality that is threatening to grow with so-called development.

Dr Chencho Dorji, a psychiatrist, said that homelessness in urban may be side effect of modernisation- rural urban migration, nuclear families, overcrowding and limited living spaces in urban areas and loss of income. “As society progress and become more effluent, sophisticated and materialistic, people become more self-centered and less tolerant to others, especially to the weaker lot.”

https://kuenselonline.com/why-is-homelessness-growing-in-bhutan/

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