Berlin (dpa) - More than 3700 Berliners, including many students, want to help on Wednesday with the first German homeless census in the capital. Between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m., the volunteers move in teams on defined routes through the twelve districts. The coordination runs through the social administration. For decades, Berlin has only had rough estimates of the extent of homelessness. Many are between 6,000 and 10,000 people. The count is intended to provide a statistical basis for offering homeless people more tailored support throughout the year.
Social affairs: The first German homeless count starts in Berlin
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