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30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
25 Feb 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Prolonged periods of reduced rainfall in Syria in recent years has had a direct impact on vegetation growth and livestock farming adding to the destructive effects of war on infrastructure and leading to displacement.
21 Nov 2021 DAMASCUA, Syria
Climate change-linked extreme drought, continued armed conflict in the region, and up-stream blockage aggravate water shortages in rural Syria.
4 Oct 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
ICRC assesses impact of a decade of war on infrastructure, water availability and quality, and hampered relief efforts.
7 Feb 2021 DAMASCUS
Humanitarian staff have been working “round the clock” to reopen access roads and provide emergency relief from the disastrous impact that recent floods have unleased on displaced people living in camps in northwest Syria, the UN’s deputy humanitarian coordinator there said on Friday. Providing shelter, food, clean water and other relief supplies is “a massive undertaking…[that] will continue for months”, Mark Cutts told a press briefing in Geneva...
26 Jan 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Syrian protesters hit the streets in mid-January in the al-Hasakeh region of northeast Syria around repeated water shortages caused by outages at the Allouk pumping station, with hundreds of demonstrators blaming Turkish occupying forces for repeated water shutoffs. Further coverage by OOSKAnews Local media outlets describe Turkish forces stopping operations mid-January at Allouk, the only source of drinking water to approximately one million people...
25 Aug 2020 Damascus, Syria
For the eighth time since October 2019, actions by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station in Syria, 13 August.While flow from the station was partially restored 23 August, potable water supply has not yet been restored to parts of Al-Hasakeh city which is under control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is considered by Turkey to be a terrorist group...
9 Jul 2020 Damascus, Syria
Degradation of oil facilities in conflict-torn northeast Syria has led to spillage of tens-of-thousands of barrels of oil into canals and creeks, contributing to persistent and extensive contamination of water and groundwater resources. A new report from Netherlands-based NGO PAX for Peace, A River of Death, released 1 July, examines pollution from a large oil storage facility that collected all the crude oil coming from the Suwaydiyah (also known as the Jazeera or Rmeilan) oil field...
28 May 2020 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 one of the 16 hospitals in the region is fully functioning, and more than half of all public health centres are out of service...
18 May 2020 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 will hamper efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the region at risk...
27 Dec 2019 ANKARA, Turkey
Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children.In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain destroying about 500 tents and additional tents being abandoned when they became uninhabitable...
16 Dec 2019 DAMASCUS
The Russian and Turkish armies have reportedly brokered a deal between themselves to swap or trade water for electricity in areas of northern Syria. According to the deal, the Tishrin Dam under the control of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) will supply electricity and energy to the town of Tal Abyad and its surrounding countryside, while the Turkish-controlled Alouk water station will supply water to the SDF-controlled areas of Al-Darbasiyah and Al-Hasakah...