The marginalized: unfulfilled dreams
During the conflict in Haseba last year, the Akhdam were stuck in their tents, the only thing protecting them from the bangs of shelling and the whistles of bullets.
Hassn Al-Sharmani, a prominent figure in the slum, said they have been residing in this place for four years because they have no other place to go.
Slum residents hope they can find housing to shield themselves from the cold and the rain. They also hope that their living standards improve; the slum includes orphans, widows and the disabled, who all find it difficult to subsist.
Mohamed Rashid Muthna, another figure in the slum, said they suffer from living under these frayed tents.
"We want residences to save our children from mosquitoes and rain. These tarps help only to rescue us from the sun."
He went on to say that they sent memorandums to the capital city, the cabinet and the social fund office, yet there was no response made.
The marginalized aspire to find housing, schools and other services in order to experience a dignified life as everyone else does.