Aran is 6 years old, he lives in Sharia IDPs camp. The camp hosts around 15000 IDPs, especially Yezidis who escaped from Sinjar mountain in 2014. Aran, his brother and parents escaped by foot, reaching the Syrian border after hours of walking under the Iraqi August’s sun.
To date, they live in a small tent, surviving out of the limited salary his dad makes working as a cleaner. Aran was quite traumatized by the displacement and the unstable life of the following years. Possibly as a result of this, he has been suffering from development deficits. Especially, his hearing has been increasingly impaired since 2014.
He was then visited by a specialist who suggested the family buy a hearing aid for the young boy so that he could be able to go to school and learn. However, his family could not afford such an expense. Thanks to the French Association for the Aid of Youths with Disabilities and People with Handicaps (Association pour l’Aide aux Jeunes Infirmes et aux Personnes handicapées), Aran had received one hearing aid for free and is now able to hear properly and possibly soon join the school in the camp.