6:45am. Viewed from Place du 14 Janvier, Avenue Bourguiba in downtown Tunis is rarely so empty. The temperature is about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Arriving at the Saint Vincent de Paul Cathedral at the opposite end of the Avenue, you cannot miss the pale face of an elderly man reclining on pieces of cardboard. He is wearing a red jacket, a soiled white sweatshirt and black pants. Hbib, 78 years old, has been living in the street for three years. At first contact, he is reluctant to grant us an interview, to speak about his life and the factors that pushed him to be on the street, explaining that talking with us won’t help to solve his problems.