Conflict and climate change drive water crisis in Syria 13.12.2021

Deutsche Welle | Dec 13, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • The September sun is setting over the old olive grove as Ahmad Mahmoud Alahri walks pensively from tree to tree.
  • This is despite the fact Ayid Saghir, the 1,000-inhabitant village where Alahri lives, is located just 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates, Syria’s largest river.
  • About a third of the approximately 200 pumps along the Euphrates were affected by low water levels in 2021 and more than 5 million people in the region lack adequate access to water.