Homelessness in Brussels continues to rise

Homelessness in Brussels continues to rise

The number of homeless people in the Brussels Region continues to rise, according to new figures. Support centre for homeless care, La Strada, counted 4,187 homeless people in Brussels in 2018, which is over 800 more than in 2016. The number of children and minors has remained stable, but is still alarming, according to the organisation. Every two years, La Strada counts the homeless people in Brussels to provide governments and organisations with up-to-date information to base their policies on. Since their first count in 2008, the number of people…

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Proof that Belgian arms sold to Saudi Arabia are being used in Yemen

Proof that Belgian arms sold to Saudi Arabia are being used in Yemen

Saudi Arabia is using weapons and arms technology in the civil war in Yemen, despite assurances given by the Walloon regional government when export licences were granted. Yemen is currently in the midst of an armed civil conflict after a 2017 Saudi-led coup against the government. A Saudi blockade of the country has led to famine, and the spread of a cholera outbreak that has now affected more than one million people. On issuing export licences for the arms deliveries from Mecar, a company based in Nivelles and FN Herstal,…

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