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  • Description: Iran is one of the richest countries in terms of natural resources in the Middle East, but the resources are not properly divided among the people, more than 60 percent of the people of Iran are below the poverty line, poverty has caused many people to turn to delinquency and very hard work but low income, one of the most vulnerable groups in the northern region of Khorasan province in Iran, which is one of the largest provinces of Iran, the people of Shoorak village, because of the poverty of the people of this village. In 2019, when I heard the story of the people of this village, which has a population of 200 people, I went to Shoorak and encountered something that I decided to tell their story, most of the village's young people are unemployed or addicted with poor families who have gone to collect garbage to meet the needs of their lives, Most of these people have to get recycled materials that were buried or burned by the municipality at night because garbage collectors bring the bring them to the landfill at night. At night, look for recycled materials to get more, their working hours are from 21 nights to 4 or 5 am, their income after eight hours of hard work, which in winter sometimes have to work at a temperature of -15 degrees is less than two dollars a day. After 2017, when severe US sanctions began, their income has reached less than $1 for eight hours of work, most of them are also searching for waste during the Covid-19 period, due to the lack of adequate hospital waste facilities in the landfill. Even though because of their poverty, they have to continue.