Continued fighting around the former economic centre of Aleppo means that the situation of the inhabitants and their daily survival is becoming ever more critical.
People in Need (PIN) has been active in the area for several months, and is assisting the inhabitants of the two hard-hit city districts of Al Fardous and Al Shaar. PIN is an Alliance2015 partner organisation that receives support from Welthungerhilfe.
Initial successes in the fight against the growing mountains of garbage and resulting health and hygiene risks are already noticeable. Since December, men and boys have collected and removed almost all of the waste in the city districts. Every day, they brought almost 200 truckloads of waste to the land fill. The payment for doing this work is very important to the people, as money has been scarce for months and the few food supplies that exist are overpriced.