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  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeline. "After coalition air strikes, the
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The United Nations this week appealed to the international community for nearly half a billion dollars to meet the needs of 5.6 million Iraqis affected by ongoing conflict for the next six months. “Humanitarian partners have been doing
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Nations refugee agency sent a cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies to the city of Irbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on August 20th, as part of what  UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called “the
  • 9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water levels in Lake Assad, Syria’s largest reservoir and a source of drinking and irrigation water for some 5 million people, has dropped by a record 6 meters, and levels are currently so low that pumps used to transport water to the east
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey An ongoing nationwide drought has left water levels in Turkish reservoirs so low that electricity production at hydropower stations may have to be reduced, according to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz. This in turn could force the country to
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many regions of the world in the next 10 years. The