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  • 7 Sep 2019- 10:33 by Staff- Water Diplomat ROME, Italy Favorable rains in Syria’s agricultural areas, coupled with improved overall security, have reportedly boosted harvests compared to last year, but higher food prices are putting more strain on many Syrians. A report issued 5 Sptember by the
  • 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
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by Local Press Report ALEPPO France 24 An internationally brokered ceasefire in Syria began at sunset on Monday as the Red Cross told FRANCE 24 that security guarantees were required “from all parties” to ensure aid can be delivered to the country’s formerly inaccessible areas.
  • 9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Seventy-three NGOs and aid groups have suspended co-operation with the United Nations (UN) in Syria citing concerns that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has gained “significant and substantial” influence over humanitarian relief
  • 30 Aug 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The Syrian government, along with international organizations, has opened some 200 drinking water distribution points in western Aleppo, head of water distribution Abdul Aziz Bein said on August 29th. “Only 120 are currently being used,
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by Local Press Report ALEPPO Sputnik Despite the war in Syria, science has not stood still. Young ambitious individuals continue to work for the benefit of their country and adapt to war time conditions. A Syrian student at the University of Aleppo has designed a simple water
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 9 Aug 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The United Nations this week called for a pause in hostilities in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo to allow humanitarian access to repair damaged electricity and water networks and provide assistance to people in need. The UN Office for
  • 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,