The Size of the Problem

Right now, in Australia, there are 106,000 homeless people. 60% of them are women, and many of those are homeless because they’re fleeing a domestic violence situation … Each year in Australia thousands of people are displaced due to natural disasters – 20,000+ people had to evacuate as a result of Cyclone Debbie, Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires left more than 7,500 people homeless, and six months after Cyclone Yasi 1,000 people were still unable to live in their homes … Last year in Queensland almost 2,000 families stayed in a Ronald McDonald house because they had a loved one in hospital.