With Greece's Austerity Comes Uptick In Homelessness05:19
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For the last year, the Greek government has been implementing harsh austerity plans to try to keep the country's cash-strapped economy afloat.

But the social cost of these policies is starting to become apparent. Where traditionally family and community used to help those going through a tough time, today everyone is in the same boat and that safety-net is breaking down. One of the effects has been a 25 percent increase in the number of homeless. From Athens, the BBC's Chloe Hadjimatheou reports.

This program aired on January 2, 2012.

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