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941 people sleeping on the streets of Barcelona


The survey undertaken on the night of the 18th and morning of 19th of May in Barcelona found that there were a total of 941 people sleeping on the streets, a figure that exceeds the result of the Arrels Fundation’s 2015 survey, when the figure was 892 people. 

These are the figures collected by the XAPSLL, of which Mambré is a member. The count was completed thanks to the involvement of 930 volunteers. 

Aside from the 941 people found sleeping on the streets, there are also 1,973 people who have slept in temporary housing managed by different organisations, such as those managed by Mambré. This figure has also increased since the previous year, when it stood at 1,672 people. 

In total, there are 2,914 people who are homeless in Barcelona.

Juan Lemus - Arrels Fundació

For the first time ever, the survey included all of the streets in Barcelona, within which a total of 216 groups were deployed district by district. The area with the biggest concentration of rough sleepers was l'Eixample, with 220 people. In Ciutat Vella there were 185 people sleeping on the streets, and 144 in Sants-Montjuïc.

The XAPSLL is a network launched by the Barcelona City Council that is made up of around 30 organisations. By performing this count, the Council hopes to obtain an accurate picture of the amount of people sleeping on the city's streets, a first step towards the shared goal of eradicating homelessness.


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