The man who feeds stray cats victims of the war in Syria

For the last few days, photos of a man surrounded by stray cats in the deserted streets of the largest city of Syria are circling
Alaa is the name of this man, devoting his whole life to others. An ambulance driver, he finds the time to come every day to feed forgotten beings, but they too are victims of the civil war that has raged in Syria for five years and to date has made more than 100,000

Aleppo Cat Man

Every day, Alaa uses some of its meager savings to offer meat to these orphaned animals. It feeds 150 hungry cats in the district of Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, a city that in 2009 had a population of 1.7 million and half of its population has been evacuated since then. the beginning of the conflict.

In 2012, the city was at the heart of a fierce battle between Syrian loyalist forces and rebels, and families who did not die had to flee, leaving everything behind. including their pets .

It's been two months since Alaa, nicknamed "the cat man of Aleppo", takes care of the cats that have been abandoned there, he told Reuters .

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