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Homelessness is an increasing problem in the Arctic - and the same is the case for the capital Nuuk, where Greenland's homelessness is most apparent.

Homelessness in Nuuk has some of the same characteristics as in the rest of the world: due to different forms of inequality (economic, social, etc.), people are attracted to the country's capital in search for better opportunities.

For some, unfortunately, this search ends in homelessness.

At Ilisimatusarfik, the research project The Social Dynamics of Homelessness in Nuuk focuses on this very problem. 

The research project focuses on many different aspects - because homelessness in Nuuk is complex. The focus is e.g., on marginalisation, the homeless' own experiences, contact and relationship with public institutions - as well as focusing on health and social factors that can cause homelessness.

Read more about the research project here.

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Hjemløshed kan reduceres kraftigt frem mod 2035
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Greenland’s emerging social conscience – Voluntary food delivery to people experiencing homelessness in Nuuk

Greenland experienced a 5-week lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. The lockdown effectively took ...

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Resettlement, urbanization and rural-urban homelessness geographies in Greenland

This chapter reviews historical and contemporary processes of state-sanctioned resettlement and u ...

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Hjemløshed rækker ud over individuelle problemer og kommunale opgaver
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Grønlandsk socialpolitik skal være sexet

Kan grønlandsk socialpolitik være sexet? Mit oplæg i kronikken er ja. Det er sexet at arbejde for ...

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Hjemløshed i Grønland – og socialpolitiske perspektiver

I Grønland oplever vi som i flere lande i Europa, Canada og Nordamerika en stigning i hjemløs- he ...

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Hjemløshed og alkoholmisbrug i et grønlandsk socialpolitisk perspektiv

Problemstillingerne omkring hjemløshed og misbrug er velkendte i den socialpolitiske debat i Grøn ...

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§37-volapyk hjælper slet ikke de hjemløse
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Vulnerability and social change in Greenland: How can the Greenlandic Red Cross’ national vulnerability study informs future social action

Previous social and public health research has documented a range of issues concerning vulnerabil ...

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Øger en manglende grønlandsk hjemløsestrategi antallet af lykkerejser?
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Hjemløshed i Nuuk – et kritisk sociologisk- og planlægningsperspektiv

Homelessness in Nuuk is a social issue that has been known for several years. In the 1970s Nuuk g ...

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"De Søger Trygheden" - Kvinder Ramt af Hjemløshed i Nuuk

Artiklen tager afsæt i et feministisk perspektiv på kvinder, som er ramt af hjemløshed. Med afsæt ...

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Homelessness across Alaska, the Canadian North and Greenland: A Review of the Literature on a Developing Social Phenomenon in the Circumpolar North

Over the past three decades, homelessness has become an area of significant social concern in Ala ...

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Understanding the social dynamics of homelessness in Nuuk
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Social planning around homelessness in Nuuk (Greenland) through Intersectoral collaboration - a rural/arctic case
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Angerlarsimaffeqannginnerup kingunerinut Nuummi paasisimasaqarneq
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Forskning i Hjemløshed
Fra 100 hjemløseboliger til en grønlandsk boligpolitik med skæve boliger
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Researching homelessness - is that politicising science?
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