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14 Apr 2023
According to ReliefWeb, almost two months after the devastating earthquakes that struck in Syria and Türkiye, the death toll from the earthquakes has now surpassed 50,000 people. In addition, it is estimated that more than 5.9 million people have been displaced. The earthquakes, which measured, 7.5 and 7...
17 Feb 2023
The earthquake that struck in Türkiye and Syria on the 6th of February has destroyed water and sanitation infrastructure in a wide region. Since then, areas in both countries affected by the earthquake are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. In a media release on the 13th of February, Marielle Snel, the Senior Global Humanitarian Waster, Sanitation and Hygiene advisor for Save the Children, stated: “People in the earthquake-affected areas urgently need safe drinking water and latrines...
11 Nov 2022
A new World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the water situation in the North East of Syria (NES) reveals the situation of one million people in the region as they struggle to access clean water. The report, entitled “WHO’s Report on Water Situation and Diarrheal Diseases in NES”, focuses on the Alouk water station in the Al-Hasakah Governorate, an area controlled by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES)...
6 Oct 2022
On the 12th of September, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria expressed serious concern over the ongoing cholera outbreak in Syria. On the 10th of September, the Syrian Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of cholera in Aleppo governorate following 15 confirmed cases and one death...
3 Jul 2022 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
The de facto political power in the Kurdish region accused Turkey of violating the tripartite agreement among Turkey, Syria and Iraq which determines minimum levels of water flow at the borders. It is considered a means of attack on the Kurdish people.
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.