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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.
12 Feb 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN Relief Coordinator calls on Security Council to address growing humanitarian crisis in Syria. Early recovery programs needed to address water and food shortages, restore sewage systems and repair health care facilities.
16 Jan 2022 IDLIB, Syria
An attack on Al-Arshani water pumping station by Russian jets in early January severely damaged the main water supply pipeline, and damaged other essential equipment, cutting off water supply to 240,000.
5 Dec 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Crisis comes on the back of a decade-old conflict, an economic crisis and struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
21 May 2021 Damascus
Claims and counterclaims persist amid ongoing water cutoffs in Syria's conflict-torn Hasakah region. Between half and million and one million people are without water as aid agencies truck 3,000 m3 per day.
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...
9 Jan 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
PUBLISHER'S CORRECTION, 13 January:This news article (OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat) has been corrected to reflect a mis-spelling in the original article of "Metulla", and a misrepresentation of the legal status of the town.Lebanese and Israeli media are reporting a dispute over a border region irrigation project, centring on reservoirs under construction on the Al-Wazzani River on the El-Hamames hill in southern Lebanon, close to the Israeli town of Metulla...
3 Jan 2021 TAL ABYAD
With support from Turkey, water supplies have reached 35 villages in northern Syria’s Tal Abyad district after being disrupted for more than a year due to the sabotage of water and electricity networks by the YPG/PKK terror group. Following Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring launched against the terror group and the liberation of the towns of Tal Abyad and Ras al-Ain, the YPG/PKK regularly destroyed electricity networks, which eventually disrupted the functioning of water networks in the surrounding towns and villages...