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destitute

adjective bankrupt, beggarly, bereft, deprived, distressed, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, inops, insolvent, lacking funds, moneyless, necessitous, needful, needy, out of money, penniless, poor, poverty-stricken, reduced in means, short of money, squalid, unmoneyed, wanting, without resources
Associated concepts: destitute children, destitute of means of support, destitute of property, destitute persons
See also: bankrupt, empty, impecunious, insolvent, poor, void
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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.
He is none other than Bhai Balwinder Singh Rangila, who has solemnized mass marriages of 400 destitute girls.
The Disaster Management Authority will distribute the wheat among the destitute, needy families and nomads.
The churches of Whitchurch, Rhiwbina and Birchgrove have been challenged by this appalling plight and, as a mark of our commitment to showing hospitality to these people who are in so much need, we shall be supporting an ecumenical project to fund a small house to provide a home for a few of these destitute people.
It follows the Coventry Telegraph's revelation that Coventry City Council expects to spend pounds 400,000 this year looking after families with children who are destitute.
Barry Stoyle, of the Refugee Legal Centre, said: "The Court of Appeal has adopted a humane approach to destitute human beings who are prevented from working to support themselves.
He said this while distributing Eid gifts among the destitute and orphan children of Dar-ul-Binat Karachi at Karachi Press Club on Wednesday, said a statement.
He said, it is the time to help destitute and indigent persons and share Eid celebrations with them.
PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): Over 841 destitute families have received food aid provided by the World Food Program (WFP) in the central Logar province, provincial governor said on Monday.
It followed an Eat and Greet event at the Temple of Peace, where politicians and individuals heard accounts from destitute asylum seekers.
In 1930, the Regina Coeli Hostel, for destitute women and unmarried mothers with children, was opened.
Lord Justice Simon Brown said ending benefits would leave some asylum-seekers "so destitute that to my mind no civilised nation can tolerate it".