The Rise Of The Anonymous

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08 Feb 2013 11:30

"Toloo Institute" in Persian means "The Rise Of The Anonymous" is the name of a charity organization. Every week its members salute the homeless people of south Tehran with warm home made meals, chat with them and introduce them to this institution. People who suffer from addiction are treated in the rehabilitation centers with the institute's sponsorship and for the ones that have nowhere to live, they provide shelter. Some of those who take part in these events were once suffering from the same complications however, they have now overcome those hardships with the aid of this institution and are now trying to help in kind.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to hashish which they smoke in water pipes (nargileh). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (1 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – Darwish (center), a homeless and addicted to drug stands in circle of Toloo. In circle people talk about their senses and experiences and Darwish sometimes reads a poem.

The main causes of these people homelessing are their mental illnesses, addiction,family weakness in livelihoods and suffering from Infectious Diseases. Some of these families have no news of the fate of their children whereas most of these missing people can't remember their past because of their mental illnesses.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (2 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

2 January 2013 – SHAHIN, addicted to drug comes near the circle and the volunteer members welcome her. She decided to go to the camp to get healthy.

There are no official statistics of the number of homelesses in Tehran, but unofficial statistics show that they are about 12,000 people.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (3 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – A mixture of volunteer members and homeless people of Toloo circle up on a Tuesday night to listen to the traditional flute in Anbar Gandom Park in south of Tehran.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (4 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – Homeless people receive warm homemade food from Toloo activists around fire in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Some times Tehran temperature reduce to -5 Centigrade degree in winter.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (5 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – A homeless poses playing flute for a photograph.

The main causes of these people homelessing are their mental illnesses, addiction,family weakness in livelihoods and suffering from Infectious Diseases. Some of these families have no news of the fate of their children whereas most of these missing people can't remember their past because of their mental illnesses.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (6 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – A homeless eats warm homemade food given by Toloo activists.

About 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (7 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – Homeless people stand around fire trying to find warmth, in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Some times Tehran temperature reduce to -5 Centigrade degree in winter.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (8 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – Homeless people eat warm homemade food, fending off cold bundled in winter clothing, in Khajooye Kermani Park in south of Tehran.

many of Iranian homelesses are addicts,runaways children,street children,emigrants and seasonal workers who are forced to spend the night without any shelters. According to official statistics more than 12 million people in Iran are below the absolute poverty line and it means these people are incapable to obtain a shelter for themselves. We have at least 4 million addicts in our society that any of them are in several steps of addiction and some of them are also rejected by their families and come to the streets

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (9 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – A homeless man eats warm homemade food in Haqani Park in Tehran.

Every year in the last season, homelesses who were in extreme cold weather get frostbite and in some case die.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (10 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

7 March 2012 – An activist girl from Toloo members distributes warm homemade food to homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it.

Some, though not all, of Iran's homeless are addicted to Crystal (Methamphetamine). The homeless are supported by an organization that is also made up of young men and women that cook for them and then distribute the food. They offer advice and counseling to the drug addicts.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (11 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

1 January 2013 – Mahsa , 33 years old prepares foods which will be distributed among homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it and about 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (12 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

6 January 2013 –Activists of Toloo cook foods which will be distributed among homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it and about 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.

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The Rise Of The Anonymous (13 of 13)
Tehran, Iran
By Hanif
09 Feb 2013

6 March 2013 – Activist women of Toloo prepare foods which will be distributed among homeless people.

"The Rise Of The Anonymous" institute includes more than 3000 members which every week between 100-150 members activate in it and about 2000 warm meals are distributed by this institute to homelesses every week.