The number of homeless Westerners is on the rise in Thailand and the government is poorly prepared to deal with the emerging social problem, a charity warned Monday.
A homeless man sleeps inside a phone booth near Si Ayutthaya Road. Phone booths are often used by Bangkok's homeless. (Photo by Apichit Jinakul)
"We are starting to see more and more homeless foreigners, many of whom have separated from their Thai wives and now have no money," said Natee Saravari, secretary-general of the Issarachon Foundation.