This Remarkable Man Feeds The Homeless Cats Of War-Torn Syria

While most humans have abandoned Masaken Hanano due to constant shelling, one person returns daily to feed more than 150 homeless cats.

1. Masaken Hanano, a neighborhood in Syria’s largest city Aleppo, has been abandoned by humans because of continuous attacks from forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad.

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2. A man named Alaa visits everyday to feed the cats who still populate the area.

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3. Alaa, an ambulance driver, said he buys about $4 worth of meat to feed about 150 homeless cats, who roam the area.

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4. Alaa said that he has been feeding and taking care of the cats for more than 2 months.

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5. The cats wait for Alaa in the street:

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6. Here two cats fight over food that Alaa left for them:

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7. Alaa offers a nibble to this white kitty:

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8. And here, Alaa is surrounded by the furry creatures, who have come to depend on him:

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Michelle Broder Van Dyke is a reporter and night editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Hawaii.
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