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Floods prevent civilians from securing livelihoods and damage crops in al-Hasakah

Editing: Hasan Borhan |
TranslationEditor: Vera Halvorsen |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2019/01/09 20:35

Al-Hasakah - SMART

On Wednesday, floods caused by heavy rainfall prevented residents of the al-Hasakah governorate, Northeastern Syria, from securing their livelihoods and causing damage to crops.

Local sources reported that the floods blocked major roads, including the road between the village of Tal Habash and the city of Amuda, the Arab Road and other roads. As a result, local residents can no longer buy necessary goods.

A civilian from the village of Tal Habash, Wael Younis, said that the rainstorm lasted for two days and flooded the roads between the cities, adding that the water rose more than one meter. Younis added that the rainstorm also damaged crops in the area.

A displaced man in the town of Karayish, Mufrej al-Issa, said that the floods prevented him from securing the needs of his home and children, and damaged mud houses as water leaked into them. Al-Issa added that the rainwater also prevented farmers from sowing their land and harvesting their crops. Al-Issa appealed to humanitarian organizations to help them.