Tag: Syria

2Jul
A River of Death: How Oil Pollution is Impacting Health and Livelihoods in Conflict-Effected North East Syria

It was a sunny day in March when crude oil began to gush through a tiny village in northeastern Syria. The tar-rich black stream slowly oozed across roads,…

20May
Solidarity in Times of Covid-19: Read the Report of the Mesopotamian Water Forum Virtual Assembly

From 16-17 May 2020 the Virtual Assembly of the Mesopotamian Water Forum took place online. With the world in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis, and the countries…

19May
Help to Raise £100.000 for Water Projects in Rojava!

Support the #WaterForRojava campaign! Save the Tigris has always supported the fostering of solidarity across Mesopotamia. In this framework we initiated the Mesopotamian Water Forum, in which we…

28Mar
49 Syrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Intentional Interruption of Water in Northeastern Syria

STJ, 27 March 2020 – Repeated cuts of the Alok Station’s water place the life of about 600,000 persons within the range of imminent danger and hamper efforts…

28Feb
Turkey-backed forces accused of cutting water to Syrian Kurdish-run region

Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor, 25 February 2020 Turkey’s pressure campaign on Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria took a fresh sinister turn this week when Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces reportedly halted service…

13Nov
Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water

By Alexandra Marvar – The Nation, 11 November 2019 In times of conflict, war, and climate change, hydropower is state power Since the early 2000s, a massive hydropower…

10Nov
‘The Water Will Not Last More Than a Month’: Northeast Syria Faces Critical Water Shortage

By Will Christou, Syria Direct, 10 November 2019 AMMAN— Northeast Syria is facing an acute water shortage as a result of damage to civilian water infrastructure and the…

22Oct
Turkish Attacks Cut Water Supply to Syrian Province

By Himbervan Kose, Al-Monitor, 18 October 2019 Civilians in Hasakah are running out of water more than a week after Turkish forces shelled the province’s main pumping station, near…

12Oct
Water Must Not be Used as a Weapon of War: Refrain from Civilian and Environmental Harm in Northeast Syria!

Statement by Save the Tigris Campaign, 12 October 2019 On 9 October, Turkey started a military offensive in northeast Syria. A move which will have disastrous consequences for…

26Jul
Qamishlo Activists in Syria Learn About Regional Water Security

Following years of neglect under the Assad regime and the struggle against Daesh, North-East Syria continues to be plagued by water scarcity. Overconsumption from the Turkish side of…

17Apr
“Water is Under Assault in Mesopotamia” – Final Declaration 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum

Herewith the final declaration of the 1st Mesopotamian Water Forum, which was held on April 6-8, 2019 in Sulaimani (Sulaymaniyah) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. More than…

3Apr
The First Mesopotamian Water Forum is Approaching – A Landmark Event!

Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, historic lifelines of Mesopotamia, stretch across the states of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran. In past decades these…