Homeless shelters management during Covid-19

Name of the local/regional government
Kuala Lumpur
Type of initiative
Response
Type of response
Social cohesion
Initiative language
English

The idea comes after Crisis Management Centre (CMC) meeting chaired by the Federal Territories Minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa.

▪More than 500 homeless people live in various parts of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre were rescued from the streets and placed into shelters during the movement control order.

▪14 homeless hotspots were identified such as at Masjid Negara, Kotaraya and Central Market areas, Menara Maybank, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Masjid India, Jalan Tiong Nam, Masjid Jamek, KL Sentral, Jalan Silang, Pudu Sentral, Bangkok Bank, Briekfields and several wet markets in the city.

▪The homeless community, consist of foreigners, those who were abandoned by their families, people who were sick, poor, those suffering from mental illness, drug addicts, alcoholics and former prisoners.

▪At first, they have been placed in shelters at Sentul Perdana Community Centre, Tasik Ampang Hilir Community Hall, Setiawangsa Community Hall, Alam Damai multi-purpose hall in Cheras.

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