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1 Sep 2020 SANA'A, Yemen
Three months of torrential rain and flash floods have left an estimated 300,000 people homeless in war-torn Yemen, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said 28 August.Many of those people newly displaced by the floods had already been forced to flee their homes because of the ongoing conflict in the country...
19 Dec 2014 RAQQA
“Lake Assad,” a man-made body of water in northern Syria, has been renamed “Revolution Lake” on Google Maps. The lake in northern Syria was completed in 1974 under the rule of Hafez al-Assad, father of current President Bashar al-Assad. Water from the Euphrates River was held back by the construction of the Tabqa Dam, and then used to flood the area downstream of the new hydroelectric facility -- the construction of both lake and dam was funded by the then Soviet Union...