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Save the Tigris has always supported the fostering of solidarity across Mesopotamia. In this framework we initiated the Mesopotamian Water Forum, in which we connected water activists from Syria with those in Iraq, Turkey and Iran. On many occasions we denounced the targeting of water infrastructure across the region.
The use of water as a weapon is most obvious in Northeast Syria, where the struggle for safe access to clean water is urgent. Following the Turkish invasion of October 2019, the water station of Alok was targeted. The water station has been out of service repeatedly, leaving half a million people in the Hasakeh region without safe water supplies. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, access to clean water is more important than ever.
Launched by a coalition of which Save the Tigris is part, we aim to raise £100,000 for vital water infrastructure in Northeast Syria. Its people have been building a society based on ecological principles since 2012, and these funds will help the repairing of water infrastructure, digging of wells and co-operative farm irrigation system and river cleaning initiatives.
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