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  • 28 May 2020- 10:58 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAMASCUS, Syria Continuing and sporadic water shortages are making hygiene precautions next to impossible in north-east Syria while millions face coronavirus risk amid continued fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services. Only
  • 18 May 2020- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria For the sixth time since October,  actoins by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station 7 May. Water authorities sent out an alert asking households to manage water consumption but the action
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 12 May 2016- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic this week condemned “in the strongest terms” the recent attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Syria. In a statement issued
  • 4 Mar 2016- 11:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Syria suffered a nationwide electricity blackout on March 3rd for "unknown reasons," according to state media. The power cut affected all of the country’s provinces,  local officials confirmed. The electricity ministry expected
  • 19 Nov 2014- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over 180 cities and communities in 35 countries have taken back control of their privatized water services over the past 15 years, according to a new report from international think tank the Transnational Institute (TNI) of
  • Palestinian media this week reported new cases of Israeli settlers and the Government of Israel destroying Palestinian water wells and agricultural lands.
  • 30 May 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Israel, JERUSALEM The failure of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to agree on rehabilitating the heavily polluted lower Jordan River basin has led international investors to turn to a non-governmental organization (NGO). Trilateral
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israel is considering disconnecting the Gaza Strip from its water and power supplies, a move likely to exacerbate water scarcity in the area in the coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Foreign Minister
  • 21 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS, SYRIA IRIN News Three years of drought could lead to irreversible desertification of Syria's landmass, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). "If desertification is not controlled, it threatens the land and our heritage
  • 8 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA T he Middle East is facing its worst water situation in decades. The region's farmland has been arid, as rains have failed to materialize in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. Scientists and environmentalists reported that