Hong Kong’s human battery hens

Posted by Peter MUIR


“Hong Kong’s human battery hens” is the title of a recent article featured in the UK’s Daily Mail online edition.  It reports on a set of bird’s-eye images released by the Society for Community Organisation (SoCO) as a part of the groups efforts to increase awareness about the plight of the poor in Hong Kong.  With its reputation as one of the world’s richest cities, the high level of poverty found in Hong Kong it is unknown to many.

Like battery hens: A family of four tries to get on with everyday life despite living in a room where there is barely space to move in the urban slums of Hong Kong
Dinner is served… in the bedroom: Three people have been forced to share this closet-like space because rent is so high and public housing waiting lists so long

How could supporting people such as those shown in these pictures become a part of your CAS / C&S programme?