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Cities: Homelessness: Arab States
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The problem of homelessness in the Arab world is not especially visible. However, indicators of homelessness are apparent in many Arab countries. Poverty, political conflict, and violence, as well as overcrowded urban areas have resulted in precarious housing conditions, for women in Arab countries. Such condi…

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Ahmed, Sawssan R., “Cities: Homelessness: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0212a>
First published online: 2009

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