A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong
A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong

A call for compassion: Hong Kong homeless volunteers blast shelters for turning them and their supplies away after near-record cold weather

The Home Affairs Department counters that privacy and security concerns require well-meaning people to heed the centres’ monitoring practices

A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong
A homeless man trying to keep warm in Yau Ma Tei during the recent cold weather warning. Photo: Edward Wong
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