ALEPPO, Syria (North Press)- Residents of Kaljabrin town, 40 km north of Aleppo, complain about the lack of services and their deterioration due to water shortages, bad quality bread, and a weak health sector, amid resentment in the town due to the neglect of the Turkish-backed Syrian opposition's Interim Government and its indifference to the needs of the population.
Yazan Halabi, a displaced person from Aleppo, said that the water is cut off from the town frequently, which greatly affects the conditions of the population amid the absence of any solutions by the Interim Government's local council.
"Some of the townspeople are digging wells to secure drinking water. Most of them can’t afford the costs of digging, so they are forced to fill their household water tanks by purchasing water as they pay Turkish lira in exchange for securing each barrel of water,” Halabi added.
"The bread that the local bakeries bake is of very poor quality due to the absence of monitoring; bakery owners tend to manipulate the flour and mix it with a poor quality one,” said Abu Mustafa, shopkeeper and resident of the city.
As for Fatima Bakr, a resident of Kaljabrin, she pointed to the lack of medicines and medical equipment inside the town's clinic, saying that "the clinic does not meet the needs of the residents, especially after a large number of people were displaced to the town."
Officials in the town's local council declined to make any statement to North Press about the causes of poor services in the town, where the residents of the local council are accused of not being able to provide any projects that would develop services in the town.