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>> Huddled in doorways and sleeping in bus shelters. That Paris has a homelessness problem is clear. What is less clear is how big it is. And that's why on Thursday night, 2,000 volunteers took to the streets of the French capital, searching for and counting rough sleepers.>>
>> Lots of Parisians, lots of French people, can't take seeing this level of poverty anymore. Living along side it, not knowing what they can do.>> The census, called the Night of Solidarity, saw groups assigned to every street in the capital. Equipped with some basic training and a questionnaire to provide information, like how long a person had been sleeping rough and the state of their health.
>> The information, which is expected to throw up several thousand rough sleepers, will be used to tailor a response.