Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Homelessness: The Humanitarian Crisis and the Homelessness Sector in Europe

Isabel Baptista, Lars Benjaminsen, Volker Busch-Geertsema, Nicholas Pleace, Mauro Striano

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Unprecedented numbers of people are seeking safety and a better life in the European Union. This research explores the consequences for homelessness services as existing systems for processing asylum seekers and refugees have attempted to process a new level of mass migration and have come under sometimes unprecedented strain. Looking at 12 countries, including Greece, Italy and Germany, the research explores the use of homelessness systems to support migrants and considers the risks of increased homelessness among migrant groups in the European Union. This comparative report is the sixth in a series produced by the European Observatory on Homelessness (EOH) exploring pan-European issues through a questionnaire-based approach using a group of national experts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
Commissioning bodyFédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales Travaillant avec les Sans-Abri (FEANTSA)
Number of pages69
ISBN (Print)9789075529739
Publication statusPublished - 26 Dec 2016


  • Homelessness
  • Migration
  • Refugees

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