Al-Hasakah, Syria. Piles of garbage can be seen in the landfill at the entrance of the city of al-Darbasiyah, north of al-Hasakah, Northeastern Syria. The garbage leads to the spread of insects, diseases and bad odors, causing discomfort to the locals. Recently, more than 350 people with leishmania were transported to medical centers. Earlier, the people in the towns and villages of al-Hasakah complained about the lack of services and the way people dispose of garbage in the streets, causing the spread of diseases and bad odors. The medical center in the city of Tal Hamis and surrounding villages documented 16,000 cases of leishmania infections. The municipality did not fight the sandflies, which spread in the area and are responsible for the leishmania infections.