sâmbătă, 14 ianuarie 2017


  • Frustrations rise in Damascus as water pipes run dry
    Washington Post
    BEIRUT — The guns have fallen silent near Syria’s capital, but war still shapes the rhythm of life. First it was the price of food, which have risen steadily over the years as the fighting spread to nearby farmlands. Then came daily blackouts, affecting poor areas disproportionately and leaving most reliant on generators. But for many in Damascus, the loss of drinking water last month was hardest to take, underscoring as it did the government’s fragile hold on its most important resources as the more than five-year-old war turns in its favor. Three weeks into the crisis, officials said on Friday that repairs had begun on the facility that provided most of the capital’s water before it was damaged Read More

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