Health concerns rise as restriction of water flow by Turkey concentrates pollution in Euphrates River

KOBANE, Syria — The Health Committee of Kobane Canton, North and East Syria, has raised concerns about a significant increase in cases of disease linked to pollution along the banks of the Euphrates River. The elevated levels of pollution in the Euphrates is attributed to the decreasing water level in the river, a consequence of Turkey’s illegal restriction of the water flow.

Aladdin Kno Atto, the spokesperson for the Health Committee of Kobane Canton addressed the issue, emphasizing that the reduced water level, caused by Turkey’s interference, is worsening water contamination and increasing diseases across the villages situated along the Euphrates.

There have been 6,879 reported cases of disease so far this year in the areas located along the banks of the Euphrates in Kobane Canton, said Atto.