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Mauritian Youth
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
13 May 2015

This collection features photos of young people in Mauritius: in class at the university and organizing an awareness campaign on campus, and using computers at the inauguration of a community internet access point.

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Mauritius Youth 01
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 02
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A man is helped to use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 03
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person helps community members use a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 04
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 05
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 06
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

A young person uses a computer at a community internet access point in Mauritius.

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Mauritius Youth 07
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Mauritius Youth 08
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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Mauritius Youth 09
Port Louis
By Nasseem ACKBURALLY
12 May 2015

University students gather during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign they organised to inform their peers on the virus and prevention.

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No Tobacco Day in Pakistan (5 of 6)
Karachi, Pakistan
By Syed Yasir Iqbal Kazmi
31 May 2013

Each year May 31 is observed as World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) with the aim to spread awareness about the ills of tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. May 31, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Almost 2,500 people die in Pakistan daily due to consumption of tobacco and smoking. Many people suffer from asthma and bronchitis, in addition to than cancer and heart attacks.

Tobacco use is rising in Pakistan, with about 30.7 per cent of men estimated to be smokers, Pakistan stands at the brink of a devastating health and economic disaster. The steep rise in the use of tobacco amongst the youth, especially young girls and women is depriving the country of a healthy workforce while increasing the burden of disease on an already overburdened health sector.
The fact that approximately 1,200 children start smoking daily represents a huge health and economic impact.
Individuals who smoke cigarettes are 12 times more likely to die from lung cancer, two to four times more likely to develop coronary heart disease, twice as likely to have a stroke, and 10 times more likely to die from chronic obstructive lung disease.
Although many people are aware of health issues involved in smoking, they are unable to quit due to nicotine addiction. However, willpower and personal determination to break free from the addiction play the most crucial role.

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Beautify Moaret Mesrin (3 of 4)
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
09 Apr 2013

Facing difficult daily lives, increasing social needs along with a desire to help others by providing care and services, young people are volunteering with the Revolutionary Civic Council in Moaret Mesrin to implement a new campaign called "Beautify Moaret Mesrin."

The "Beautify Moaret Mesrin" campaign is raising awareness among people about the importance of maintaining hygiene in neighborhoods where destruction of city infrastructure has led to an absence of basic services. According to an Idleb Press reporter, quoting a volunteer, "It has to be different leadership or another organized system that takes care of social needs and civic services, instead of government systems."

The campaign will run three days a week and volunteers will help to reduce the prevalence of disease caused by the accumulation of garbage in the streets, broken sewer systems and the spread of insects in the city. Not just cleaning streets and filling holes, the volunteers will also create beauty in paintings and murals, trying to raise the spirits of the Moaret Mesrin community.

Idleb Press, the Media Office and media group of Moaret Mesren

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Beautify Moaret Mesrin (2 of 4)
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
09 Apr 2013

Facing difficult daily lives, increasing social needs along with a desire to help others by providing care and services, young people are volunteering with the Revolutionary Civic Council in Moaret Mesrin to implement a new campaign called "Beautify Moaret Mesrin."

The "Beautify Moaret Mesrin" campaign is raising awareness among people about the importance of maintaining hygiene in neighborhoods where destruction of city infrastructure has led to an absence of basic services. According to an Idleb Press reporter, quoting a volunteer, "It has to be different leadership or another organized system that takes care of social needs and civic services, instead of government systems."

The campaign will run three days a week and volunteers will help to reduce the prevalence of disease caused by the accumulation of garbage in the streets, broken sewer systems and the spread of insects in the city. Not just cleaning streets and filling holes, the volunteers will also create beauty in paintings and murals, trying to raise the spirits of the Moaret Mesrin community.

Idleb Press, the Media Office and media group of Moaret Mesren

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Beautify Moaret Mesrin (1 of 4)
Idleb, Syria
By Idleb Press
09 Apr 2013

Facing difficult daily lives, increasing social needs along with a desire to help others by providing care and services, young people are volunteering with the Revolutionary Civic Council in Moaret Mesrin to implement a new campaign called "Beautify Moaret Mesrin."

The "Beautify Moaret Mesrin" campaign is raising awareness among people about the importance of maintaining hygiene in neighborhoods where destruction of city infrastructure has led to an absence of basic services. According to an Idleb Press reporter, quoting a volunteer, "It has to be different leadership or another organized system that takes care of social needs and civic services, instead of government systems."

The campaign will run three days a week and volunteers will help to reduce the prevalence of disease caused by the accumulation of garbage in the streets, broken sewer systems and the spread of insects in the city. Not just cleaning streets and filling holes, the volunteers will also create beauty in paintings and murals, trying to raise the spirits of the Moaret Mesrin community.

Idleb Press, the Media Office and media group of Moaret Mesren

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Nepal's World Heritage Site Lit Blue ...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
02 Apr 2013

The World Heritage site Bouddhanath Stupa was lit blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness day and also to raise awareness on the condition of autistic children in Nepal.

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Nepal's World Heritage Site Lit Blue ...
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
02 Apr 2013

The World Heritage site Bouddhanath Stupa was lit blue to celebrate World Autism Awareness day and also to raise awareness on the condition of autistic children in Nepal.

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Kreet: A Nepalese Boy With Autism
Kathmandu, Nepal
By U.S. Editor
27 Feb 2013

There is still no official data of how many people suffer from autism in Nepal. The government hasn’t done any research on the number of people it affects, nor do they collect any information from doctors. Unfortunately the number of autistic children is increasing day by day.

Of Nepal’s 30 million population, a rough estimate shows that 300,000 people are living with autism and an estimate of 60,000 - 90,000 with severe autism spectrum

What autistic children need is therapy and treatment. Therapy can help them to feel and understand and respond better. Various treatment therapies such as art therapy, music therapy and occupational therapy helps autistic children to feel better.
In this video Kedar Ghandari, a music therapist talks about how he is using music therapy to help autistic children in Nepal.

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AIDS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN IN YEMEN, 12/...
Sana'a, Yemen
By Mais Istanbuli
12 Dec 2012

In a socially conservative nation, three students are taking on one of the most controversial of campaigns.
While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those affected by it.

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

A student at the Lebanese International University in Sana’a Yemen tapes a
poster promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS on a campus wall on Wednesday

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

Three students at the Lebanese International University in Sana’a Yemen tape
a poster promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS on a campus wall on Wednesday.

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

Three students at the Lebanese International University in Sana’a Yemen tape
a poster promoting awareness about HIV/AIDS on a campus wall on Wednesday.

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

Students leaf through informational material about HIV/AIDS from the
UNAIDS program distributed by a fellow student at the Lebanese International
University in Sana’a Yemen on Wednesday.

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

Students leaf through informational material about HIV/AIDS from the
UNAIDS program distributed by a fellow student at the Lebanese International
University in Sana’a Yemen on Wednesday.

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AIDS awareness in Yemen finds three y...
Sana'a, Yemen
By maryam.ishani
12 Dec 2012

While most of the Yemen was marking the rare 12/12/12 on Thursday by
participating in a highly publicized “Clean Up Yemen” effort, three young students
at the Lebanese International University in the capital of Sana’a, were attempting to
use the day’s events to draw attention to a crisis that couldn’t be more controversial
in a socially conservative country, HIV/AIDS awareness and the protection of those
affected by it.

Students leaf through informational material about HIV/AIDS from the
UNAIDS program distributed by a fellow student at the Lebanese International
University in Sana’a Yemen on Wednesday.