A new phenomenon is sweeping the regions of northeastern Syria, wandering in waste. About 15 families wait for the garbage truck to arrive at 10 am to bring some leftovers to fill their hunger and collecting nylon material to sell, they also take clothes that are cut or not suitable for use and burn them instead of using fuel to warm themselves.
I heard about the Syrian war on the TV news. The emphasis was always on the war, the conflict, and less on the survivors, who are condemned to a life of hardships. The war is not affecting only the Muslims here, but also the Kurds or Yazidis, as they are also called. I didn’t feel like just watching the pictures and thinking of how hard their lives were. I just built up my courage and wrote to Ahmad. Lately he said he would like to give up photo shooting and posting. He was feeling down because he could no longer get his photos’ messages to the public on Facebook, because nothing was changing in the life of his peers.