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Questions tagged [beggars]

For questions about people who beg for money or goods.

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Will my New York-style panhandler-handling tactics get me in trouble elsewhere? [closed]

There are tons of panhandlers in New York (where I live). It's easy to shrug them off because New York is so busy they if they don't think they'll get anything from you, they just move on to the next ...
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Why do I see so few homeless people / beggars in cities in the Netherlands? [closed]

This summer I went on a trip to the Netherlands visiting cities of various sizes throughout the country from south east to north west. The main stops (for which my question is meant) were Eindhoven, s-...
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Is there a way to prevent “looking like a tourist” in order to not be harassed?

Disclaimer - the title of this post is probably not the best On my way to visit family in Belarus and Poland, I had a long layover in Paris, so I decided to spend the day in the city. My luggage was ...
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How do you deal with beggars? [duplicate]

Where I live, there are hardly any beggars. But wherever I travel (big cities, small cities -- really anywhere) I keep occasionally running into beggars. Now, I do sympathise with these people, but I ...
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What's the deal with the “string people” in central Paris?

I've taken my fiancée to Paris twice - first for our 1st anniversary, and again for our 4th - and both times we had troubles with guys bothering us around the Sacré Coeur in Montmartre. They hang ...
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Is it bad to give money to beggars in India?

What is the best policy to adopt with regards to beggars in India? Is it ok to give them money/food? If not, are there any charities to which it would be appropriate to give instead?
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How should I deal with beggars in India?

I have heard that it is unsafe to show money or help someone in India. Are there any rules I should respect in order to avoid getting into trouble? How should I deal with these beggars?