Turkey curbs Euphrates water flows, threatening Syria’s food security
Euphrates River water level has reached low levels after rising flow of water at good levels compared to previous periods nearly a month ago.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reports a sharp drop in the water level of the Euphrates River as Turkish dams have trapped and curbed water flows since early April.
“The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights again warns of an imminent environmental disaster that threatens food security and a humanitarian catastrophe that would deprive nearly 2.5 million people of Euphrates River water in different areas in Al-Raqqah, Al-Hasakah, Deir Ezzor and Kobani,” reads the SOHR statement on Monday.
SOHR reported that the Euphrates River water level has reached low levels after rising flow of water at good levels compared to previous periods nearly a month ago.
“This development ignited people’s fears and concerns over environmental and service risks to the population and the significant damage to agricultural land if the Turkish government continues to cut Syria’s share of Euphrates water,” the observatory added.