Axar.az
UP
16 January 2018


Damascus water shortage threatens 5.5 mln people

Home page World
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

UN's humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland said that 5.5 million people had their water supplies cut or minimized after supply from the Wadi Barada spring was disrupted.

Axar.az reports that, some 5.5 million people in Damascus have little to no access to water after supply from the Wadi Barada spring was disrupted, UN's humanitarian coordinator Jan Egeland said Thursday. "In Damascus itself, 5.5 million people have had their water supplies cut or minimized because the spring of Wadi Barada – which is just outside Damascus and accounts for 70 percent of the water supplies – has been broken," Egeland said.

Water Supply Cut in Syria's Aleppo as Fighting Breaks Out Near Pumping Station Emergency efforts are underway to ensure that schools, hospitals and other important facilities, such as bakeries, get water, said Egeland, who chairs the UN task force on humanitarian access in Syria.

He added lack of clean water could trigger an epidemic of waterborne diseases. The UN official said that the issue of who was to blame for the disruption was very much politicized and disputed. The spring could have been damaged by fighting or bombardment or sabotage by armed opposition groups.

Date
2017.01.05 / 20:44
Author
Axar.az
Comments
loading...
See also

New sanctions against Russia to be unveiled on January 29

Cryptocurrencies may disappear in few years

Philippines volcano begins spewing lava

Serbian politician reportedly killed in Kosovo

Putin's victory in the elections is inevitable

School bus crashes into wall in Germany, 20 injured

Syrian rebels plead the US to supply more weapons via CIA

Bridge collapse in Colombia kills 10

Trump leaves Melania and Barron out in the cold - Photo

Johnson calls threat by N Korea biggest in nuclear age

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla