be destitute

See: lack
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You are very kind, I am sure; and I wish with all my heart it may prove so, for else they will be destitute enough.
Clr Andrew Marchington, Golcar Lib Dem, said they should "welcome" people fleeing oppression while his party leader Clr Kath PinnocK said: "For the SAKE of humanity we should not allow people to be destitute.