Hassen is a 27-year old student from Burkina-Faso. He and his roommate share a house in Bab Jazira which they rent for 500 dinars a month. Hassen used to work nights to make ends meet. « Before the start of the crisis, I was able to pay my part of the rent by working nights as a security guard for a private company. But there hasn’t been work for a while now and I wasn’t able to manage with my roommate; we could neither pay rent nor even buy food », he tells Nawaat.