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  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report RAQQA The New Arab The northern city of Raqqa has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by the blistering summer heat are
  • 30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The Syrian army has regained control of the Ain el-Fijeh spring and pumping facility under a deal struck with rebel forces involving an agreement for withdrawal. It is hoped that supply to 5.5 million city residents can be restored
  • 16 Jan 2017- 04:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS The Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water, a war monitor said. The governor of the Damascus
  • 25 Oct 2016- 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan and the United States on October 23rd signed four grant agreements totaling $786.8 million USD to support the Red-Dead Canal project and to help the kingdom deal with the Syrian refugee crisis. “This crucial aid comes at a very
  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian state media outlet Pravda this week attacked United States intentions to prohibit Syria from production of chlorine and other toxic chemicals (to restrict alleged production of chemical weapons). There are multiple, independent
  • 12 Oct 2016- 10:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Access to potable water in Aleppo, Syria, remains limited this week despite service resumption of one water station and repairs to the water network, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report ALEPPO Relief Web More than 1.5 million people in Aleppo have been without running water for five days, as battles rage around key water infrastructure and power to pumping stations is cut, leaving civilians at risk of water-borne diseases. Residents on both
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on September 27th that some 250,000 people, including over 100,000 children, in eastern Aleppo have to drink unsafe or contaminated water. The report comes a week after airstrikes last
  • 23 Sep 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Airstrikes in war-torn Aleppo on September 22nd destroyed the city’s main water pumping station and killed 20 people according to CNN and other media outlets, including the Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which is sympathetic to the rebel
  • 12 Aug 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAQQA, Syria Russian airstrikes this week on the Syrian city of Raqqa, stronghold of the Islamic State group, killed at least 20 civilians and cut off the city’s water supply. The BBC quoted anti-Islamic State group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently
  • 3 Aug 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling for immediate access to deliver urgently needed nutritional supplements, clean water, medicines, and health supplies to thousands of people forced to flee the Syrian city of Aleppo in
  • 28 Jul 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland More than 300,000 civilians in Aleppo and an 60,000 in the Manbij area have been cut off from aid over the last three weeks, a group of 24 international relief organizations warned in a joint statement this week. The groups called on
  • 22 Jul 2016- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Heavy and indiscriminate shelling around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo is killing “dozens of civilians” every day and repeatedly hitting vital infrastructure, including water systems, hospitals, public buildings and homes,
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Syrian government will cooperate to develop water projects in the country. Eriko Hibi, FAO resident representative in Syria, said that the two sides would work together on projects
  • 20 Jun 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Aid convoys have reached the Syrian cities of Afrin, in Aleppo Governorate, and Al Waer, in Homs, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported last week. The convoys have delivered emergency

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