Every Wednesday Yousef spends four hours handing out books in the heat of Tripoli's Al-Tal Square.
"The future in Lebanon is very dark," he says as he pores over the stacks of second-hand paperbacks aimed for school children and university students. "Even if people have a school to go to, where they can learn, how can they afford to go?" he adds.
Despite the large crowds of young people thronging the square, few are taking advantage of his books, which are free. "They can’t travel to schools," he says. "If there is no fuel, or if they cannot buy fuel, they can't go."
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Source: The Daily Star