North eastern Syria suffers from lack of water amid desertification
15 November 2023 | 2:34 pm
North eastern Syria is experiencing a drastic climate shift due to global warming. Last summer temperatures reached highs of nearly 50 degrees, 10 degrees higher than the previous seasons. As the region undergoes a process of desertification, the question of water supply remains an essential issue that must be resolved.
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