The most severe form of poverty in Switzerland
Forced to sleep on the street because they no longer have a home, a place they can go to recover from the bustle and stress or simply to rest—this is what it means to be homeless. Even though homelessness is considered the most serious form of poverty in Switzerland, there are still no national statistics describing the extent of the phenomenon. However, according to emergency shelter counts, the number of people with no access to housing is on the rise. But these figures only provide a snapshot, not the whole picture. They don’t offer any information on people living in temporary rentals, substandard housing, or unsuitable places such as cars or campsites.