The military operations during the Syrian crisis have generated waves of displacement of hundreds of thousands of families to escape the war seeking for safety. People from the Kurdish neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo were displaced into the Kurdish region of Afrin since the beginning of the armed opposition groups' attack on the predominantly Kurdish neighborhoods in Aleppo, as Bangin’s family had a share of this suffering.
Bangin Rahmono, 16, a young man with special needs, who suffers several diseases, told North-Press: "We were living in Aleppo, we were displaced into Afrin by the beginning of the war, then we had to flee Afrin leaving all of our belongings to move to al-Shahba area (Aleppo Northern countryside), and then we fled again into Aleppo."
"I have a genetic disease because of the kinship between my parents. I need at least two bags of blood every month, let alone being disabled; I can't walk. I also have a sister whose condition is as same as mine, she suffers from osteoporosis and migraine, even my mother is sick, she has spinal disc herniation, bone spurs and nerve disease," the young man said.
“I also have a brother who has heart disease and my father often faints because he got poisoned as a child, and most of all we're in a worse financial situation," Bangin said.
Now, they live in the neighborhood of Sheikh-Maqsoud, in a popular street, the advent of winter makes their situation even worse. They have no means of heating and cannot buy diesel and gas because of the high prices. "We appeal to local charities to help us to improve our situation a bit," Bangin said.
The displaced people of Afrin in different areas suffer difficult living conditions as a result of the high costs of living, and leaving their properties and livelihood behind, as most of the people were owners of olive groves of which the region depends primarily on.