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Although the authorities are keen to point out there are genuinely homeless people in the city - who they are trying to help - both the police and council say there could be an issue with professional begging.
In the last year -- from May 2014 to April 2015 -- West Midlands Police took just over 1,000 calls about homelessness and begging.
com/articles/170229/'Anti-Begging'+Campaign+in+Sweden+Sparks+Outrage">a recent anti-begging campaign launched in Stockholm by an anti-immigrant party in which "apologies" were offered in English to tourists and other guests of Sweden about illegal begging activity.
25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year free cyber begging and crowdfunding have become a very popular way for people to raise money for businesses, fundraisers, causes or personal issues.
Kuwait, like fellow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) -- Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates -- does not allow begging and has pledged zero-tolerance towards allowing people to beg for money, particularly during the month of Ramadan when people, both locals and foreigners, have a stronger tendency to donate money and to engage in acts of charity.
If you had put this note in a charity box would it not have been better than giving it for someone who is begging," Batisha told one of the people who gave him a five-dirham note.
There has been a rise of aggressive begging around or near cash points, people who are begging are doing so in busy periods.
The campaign was launched ahead of Ramadan because some miscreants are known to turn begging into a lucrative profession during the holy month.
Colonel Jamal Al Shamsi, Director of the Anti-Begging Department, said the current laws pertaining to beggars and begging are being studied and a proposal of amendments is being formulated.
2 million exploited into forced labor: forced labor at home, forced labor for immigrants in various economic sectors, including forced illicit activities such as begging.
The team does not refer citizens accused of begging to the public prosecution unless it studies their social and financial conditions and identifies the reasons.
by Muhammad Haroon on 15 September, 2014 - 18:59 KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Many Pakistani refugees, who fled an ongoing military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan to southeastern Khost province, have started begging to feed their families.