So, the issue being non-affordable housing, within reasonable distance in the city, so that people don’t have to spend hours commuting, there is also a cost associated with a commute and these people cannot afford to purchase a car! They are stuck between an rock and a hard placed and end up with little choice, living in a bomb shelter being the lesser of two evils.
The point being, these spaces have led to a rise in dangerous living conditions and it is obviously mentally/emotionally unhealthy as well, as it is common to find multiple people sharing these small emergency shelters.Would you want this for yourself or your family, as your home? No. So why do we assume/think it is ok for anyone else? It is quite a depressing sight and is no place for children, or anyone, to call home.
Why is housing not a basic human right globally? Why is a safe, secure, affordable home not guaranteed to all human beings on earth? Surely, all need a dwelling place and, as a physical being equal to any other physical being, all deserve a home!
I live in Canada, within the ‘Canadian Bill of Rights’ part 1, it states:
“1. It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property”
I do not know for sure, but I’m going to guess many countries have some such similar statement within their bill of rights. It sounds good but is materialized only for some, so in reality, it is useful as a goal only.
There is no excuse for this situation. As human beings, one and equal, all deserve a home above ground, with windows and all the necessities to provide a enjoyable environment for their families.
And the Equal Life Foundation : Bill of Rights here