Homeless people seen around Seoul Station Plaza. Photo: David Lee

Homeless in Seoul: why some South Koreans struggle to leave the streets

  • Despite the city’s success in reducing homelessness by 20 per cent since 2014, the average period of homelessness in Seoul remains high at 11.2 years
  • Alcohol addiction and mental illness remain obstacles to getting many off the streets, and some are not eligible to receive basic welfare benefits
Topic |   South Korea
Homeless people seen around Seoul Station Plaza. Photo: David Lee
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