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  • 28 Oct 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The World Health Organization (WHO) this week reported a suspected case of cholera in northern Syria. The victim, a 5-year-old boy in rural Aleppo, died before infection could be confirmed, according to WHO spokesperson Christian
  • 18 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon International relief agency Oxfam aims to double the number of people in war-torn Syria to whom it is providing water and hygiene products to 3 million in the next year. Following meetings with Syrian officials in Damascus on June 16th,
  • 13 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAQQA, Syria The Islamic State (IS) group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, said this week that if Turkey does not allow more water to flow through its dams on the Euphrates River, militants will do it themselves by “liberating” Istanbul. “I pray to God
  • 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
  • 4 Jun 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The Turkish government recently stopped the downstream flow of water in the Euphrates River, putting Syrian and Iraqi water supplies at risk, according to Lebanese-based news reports. The Turkish government had been gradually reducing
  • 19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The deliberate sabotage of the water supply network in the Syrian city of Aleppo by rebel forces is a “clear breach” of international law, according to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. At least 2.5 million of the
  • 5 May 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria The Syrian Army destroyed the main water supply pipeline for Aleppo, the largest city in the country, during an air offensive over the weekend, Turkish press reported. The attack caused significant damage both to the water supply network
  • 13 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Germany and the United Arab Emirates this week pledged $26.5 million USD for reconstruction efforts in areas held by the opposition in Syria. The funding commitment came following a meeting in Berlin between German Foreign Minister Guido