Environment

Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011

An unsustainable management of water and land resources, socio-economic inequality, and badly timed government policies created a volatile situation with widespread socio-economic vulnerability to drought. These are factors that can be controlled on a national level, and had the problems with water stress in Syria been addressed earlier we might have seen a less severe impact of the drought.

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The Human Cost of War’s Environmental Impact

The Human Cost of War’s Environmental Impact

How will Syria look in ten years, and why should all the actors involved take the environment up as a serious issue? This article aims to broadly explain the links between conflict, environment and public health and it will argue that, without calculating the environmental damage and subsequent health risks in recovery and reconstruction planning, civilians will face an additional threat from a war that already cost the lives of too many.

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