SYRIA: Martyr Athro Syriac Aid Foundation provides safe drinking water to Hasakah citizens after Turkish-back groups shut off water station

HASAKAH, Syria – In cooperation with the Syriac Union Party (SUP) and Syriac Assyrian Martyrs Families Foundation, the local Martyr Athro Syriac Aid Foundation provided drinking water to the citizens of Al-Askari neighborhood in Hasakah city. Hasakah, the town of Tel Tamr, and the surrounding countryside are witnessing a shortage of running water after the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (SNA), a collection of militias, including several espousing Islamist ideologies, shut off the flow of water to the region deprived  Allouk water station.

Allouk water station is located in the countryside of Rish Ayno (Ras al-Ayn), currently under the control of the Turkish occupation.

The distributed water by Martyr Athro had been arranged via tanker trucks and from a well that belongs to the SUP. The initiative was well received by the people of the region who have been struggling from the lack for water for more than a week. The water shortage has been especially difficult given the fears of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and the curfew imposed on the region by the governing Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria.

It is not the first time that the Turkish occupation has cut off water from Allouk water station. The SUP and Martyr Athro have committed to helping ease the burden on civilians caused by the water deprivation.