Selava Omar – Xeber24.net – “Agencies”
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, said that the United Nations team in Syria and its special envoy, Geir Pedersen, are charged with what is necessary to address the interruption of drinking water in Al-Hasakah due to its suspension by the Turkish occupation, during a phone call with Syria’s representative to the United Nations, “Bashar al-Jaafari”.
And the Syrian news agency SANA said that Syria’s representative to the United Nations, Bashar al-Jaafari, made a phone call to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Götebres, asking him to “intervene and use his good offices to stop the crime of the Turkish regime by cutting off drinking water for about a million Syrian citizens in Hasaka and its suburbs.”
On his part, according to SANA, Guterres said that he is aware of the situation in Al-Hasakah and that he has assigned the United Nations team in Syria and its special envoy Geir Pedersen “to do what is necessary to address this issue urgently and to ensure its urgent solution and the delivery of humanitarian aid to those affected until the pumping station in Alouk is restarted,” indicating that he is able Imagine the situation in light of the scorching heat and the absence of drinking water.
Guterres added, “This problem must be resolved urgently and that he will do his utmost immediately with the Turkish government and other parties and through his representatives on the ground to ensure pressure to resolve the issue as soon as possible. He will also assign his special envoy Pedersen to work to address this issue through his meeting with representatives of the United States.” Russia and Turkey will be in Geneva next Monday on the sidelines of the constitutional debate committee meetings. ”
And Turkey continues to cut off water from the city of Hasakah, in the north and east of Syria, for the 13th time since it occupied the city of Ras al-Ain and its countryside, in October 2019.
Civilians in the region are suffering tragic conditions in the absence of any alternative water source, high temperatures, and fears of an outbreak of the Corona virus, in which infections are increasing according to official statistics of the Syrian Ministry of Health, and the statistics of the Kurdish “Self-Administration”, which controls most of the province.