The Observers Direct

The youth challenge of Mayotte, France's youngest department

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In Mayotte, a French department in the Indian Ocean, more than half of the population is under 18. Kids and teens are growing up in difficult conditions: many of them live in shantytowns, don't go to school or get caught up in violence between rival crews. Our Observers in Mayotte share their concerns for the future of the island's youth.

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