Farzad Hoshiyar Parsian, an official in the Tehran municipality shed light on a tip of the iceberg of the horrific situation of homeless people in the Iranian capital.
“Tehran has more than 20,000 homeless people sleeping in the streets, and 10% of these people are women. 10% of these homeless people are suffering from infectious diseases. 10% have AIDS and all these issues next to one another make municipality matters more and more difficult,” he said.
Last year deputy of Tehran municipality’s Social Services Organization said the number of homeless people sleeping in the streets was more than 15,000.
“Nearly 2 of these homeless people sleeping in the streets are women, and their average age has reached 32,” he said.
Shahindokht Molavardi, Hassan Rouhani’s vice president in women and family affairs said on July 11th that 5,000 of the 20,000 homeless people sleeping in the streets in Tehran are women.