Indigenous People Face ‘Abhorrent’ Housing Conditions In Canada: UN Report – HuffPost Canada

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2019216 Views

Shortages are so severe that some are forced to sleep in shifts, an expert says.

A United Nations (UN) report is highlighting the role “abhorrent” housing conditions play in the poverty and exploitation that Indigenous people face in Canada and around the world.

The report, presented to the UN General Assembly on Friday, examines the lack of access to secure housing both in cities and on reserves and its effect on the rights of Indigenous people in countries including Canada, Australia and Tanzania.

“The Special Rapporteur finds that housing conditions for Indigenous peoples around the world are overwhelmingly abhorrent and too often violate the right to adequate housing,” the report reads.

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