Budapest, November 30 (MTI) – Hungary currently has around 15,000 homeless people and 4,000 or so live on the streets at night, the head of a charity for the homeless said on Wednesday.

Péter Győri, chairman of the board of the Menhely Foundation, told MTI that between 10,000 and 11,000 look for shelters in which to stay. In Budapest, there are around 6,500 homeless and 1,200-1,300 spend the night on the streets.

Nationally, shelters operate to 85-100 percent capacity, he said, adding that in the capital there are still several hundred places available for the time being, though more shelters should be temporarily opened both in around the country and in the capital for the winter, he said.

Source: MTI

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