Egypt: Suiciders on the street

“You're a street vendor in Cairo. You're 23 years old, unemployed, and selling merchandise such as clothes and fruits is the only way for you to survive. You can't afford to have your own shop and you don't have a place to display your goods. So what do you do? You sell on the streets,” Big Pharaoh said.

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