Saturday, May 28, 2005

1,000 university graduates homeless in Iran capital

Iran Focus:
Nearly a thousand homeless people rounded off the streets of Tehran in the past five months had university degrees, according to the head of the social affairs section of the city’s Office of the Mayor.

948 of these people had university degrees or higher credentials”, Mohammad-Reza Fardin said today, adding that altogether some 61,975 had been rounded off the streets of Tehran’s of which 60,409 were mentally competent.

Fardin said “20,548 of these homeless people were aged between 24 and 33 years, and 25,556 were married”.

“18,217 of these people were drug addicts”, he added.