Plentiful rain not enough to grow the wheatfields of Syria

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It is much less than ideal to have to resettle your family in other countries and lose loved ones in the turmoil and countries around the world can learn from Syria what will happen if the climate change crisis continues. We will see Syria’s all over the Middle East. . million people in Syria are estimated to be food insecure and in need of food and livelihoods support. So far in 2019, FAO has reached 31,000 farming families (186,000 people) across Syria.

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Syria’s seedbank seeds sent for safety to Morocco

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Whenever I read the news about Syria’s refugee and environmental crisis I wonder how Syria’s dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s wife Asma al-Assad, once so vocal about the natural environment (even biking to the West Bank in the past), can let her husband keep this madness up. The seeds originally stored at ICARDA’s genebank in Aleppo, Syria, had become increasingly difficult to access. RELATED: Syria’s seeds are in Norway. Health Lifestyle seeds Syri

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What Everyone Talking about Syria should Know.

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asaad middle east Obama politics refugees SyriaMy own narrative cleaves close to a virtual consensus among academic specialists, humanitarian organizations, and Syrians and Iraqis themselves, whom I have interviewed in se. Enlightened Society Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Syria was the Spark that Lit the World on Fire.

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Enlightened Society Equal Rights elephant magazine equal rights genocide human rights humanity politics refugee crisis SyriaSocial media made the atrocities suffered by Syrians readily accessible to anyone who cared to see. And as videos of prison torture and staged beheadings became the new norm, apocalyptic visions of the.

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Roses damask’d are dying in Syria

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Used for perfumes, rose water; and for flavoring sweets like Turkish Delight , Syria’s famed Damask Rose, once championed by romanticists like William Shakespeare, is experiencing hard times due to the ongoing war in its native land. Although also grown in Turkey, Iran and other countries, the 30-petaled Damask rose, which achieved its most fame in areas of Syria near Damascus, has been in steady decline due to ravages of climate change in Syria and warfare.

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Join a Global Meditation for Peace in Syria February 1st.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Meditation Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only awareness collective consciousness compassion February 1st global meditation James Twyman Join a Global Meditation meditation meditation for peace peace in Syria peace troubadour spirituality Syria

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Syria’s Organic Food Market Ripe for Exports to Europe

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With farming traditions that are already “organic”, embattled Syria can easily become an important organic food producer, based on climate, practices and location to Europe. 12 for 2012 related to organic farming in Syria. The decree aims at laying the foundation for developing organic production and the marketing of organic products in Syria. But what does this mean in light of a potential civil war for Syria? Challenges Facing Organic Farmers in Syria.

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Turkey, Iran, Syria Top List for Worst Journalism Countries

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Bahrain = 1 Saudi Arabia = 4 Israel and Occupied Palestine = 3 Iran = 45 Syria = 15 Yemen = 1 Uzbekistan = 4 Kyrgyzstan = 1 Iraq = 1 Turkey = 49. Syria. Syria’s 2001 Press Law gives the state full control over all print media.

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An Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Syria.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Obama peace politics Syria war "I don''t agree with those people—I always have maintained the following: Obama hasn''t authorized torture and he hasn''t lied to put us into a war that we have no business being involved in.".

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Uncontrolled Garbage Threatens Lives in Syria

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Solid waste disposal and collection has been severely disrupted in embattled areas of Syria , more than two years into a conflict that has spurred a public health crisis. Combined with worsening hygiene and soaring summer heat, the uncontrolled garbage is putting about five million people at risk of disease, according to Ahmedou Bahah, manager of water and sanitation programmes for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Syria. “In

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ISIS uses Tabqa Dam in Syria as weapon of war

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But some 25 miles from Raqaa, Syria the Daesh (aka ISIS) don’t see the Tabqa dam as a source of green energy. It was designed to control the flow of the Euphrates river into Iraq and Syria, produce hydroelectric power and irrigate land alongside of the river. At 200 foot high and nearly three-miles long, it is the largest dam in Syria. Syria argued that dams upstream in Turkey also limited the flow into Syria.

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Donkeys, Not DSL to Get Syria’s News Out

Green Prophet

When I traveled to Syria more than 10 years ago, there was no Internet. Now, some of the people of Syria in the middle of a revolution, are cut off from the Internet that they’ve had access to over the last years. To get the word out to the media on what’s happening to them, as the government kills protestors and threatens soldiers with their lives, locals are relying on donkeys to transfer video files from Syria to Jordan.

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ISIS & the Paris Attacks: The Truth Behind Syria So Far.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) bombings corruption government ISIS Syria warStop the killing. Stop the hatred. Stop the cycle.

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Polio in Syria, Israel and Egypt Puts Middle East on Edge

Green Prophet

The disease, which can cause permanent paralysis of the central nervous system and debilitation of the muscular and skeletal system, has appeared recently in Egypt, Israel, and particularly in Syria, where a severe breakdown in the county’s sanitation systems due to the ongoing civil war resulted in the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF embarking on a massive campaign to immunize millions of young children in that countr y as well as in other parts of the Middle East.

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Syria’s Beehive-Shaped Green Architecture

Green Prophet

As war and conflict tear through Syria , we take a look at the ancient earthen beehive-shaped houses on the edge of the country which have been wowing visitors for centuries. There have been recorded examples of their construction in Palestine, Cyprus and Turkey although it is only in Syria that they have persisted to this day. How do the Syrian beehive-shaped houses made out of mud manage to stay so cool in extreme desert conditions?

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Syria’s Cattle Caught in the Crossfire

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Cash cows in a time of conflict smuggled between Syria and Jordan. As Syria continues to be swept up in violence , Syrian farmers are smuggling their livestock (and themselves) into Jordan to sell the cattle before they can be killed in bombing raids. Traders near Jordan’s border with Syria estimate that tens of thousands of sheep have been smuggled across the border since the fighting began almost 18 months ago.

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“Pre-War Syria was absolutely stunning.” (imgur.com)

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Below, 40 or so photos: pre war syria. “War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.”. Those who would call for macho war would lead us to hell. War is not kind to our history, or our present. It destroys what we humans work so hard to build, through thousands of little moments of kindness and love and art and cooperation: everyday life. How it looks today: 115 views. hot on elephant. New Moon in August Brings Us 12 Fantastic Opportunities.

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Israel Chemicals AquaTabs to Purify Syria’s Dirty Water

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A deal was brokered over the weekend that will allow a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals to sell water purification tablets that will be used to purify dirty water in Syria. Already a near-dry state , Syria’s drinking water supply has deteriorated sharply since the onset of a bloody war that has displaced and killed thousands of people.

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Soup for Syria: feed your belly and your soul

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Soup for Syria is a beautiful new cookbook of delicious and easy-to-make recipes guaranteed to fill your belly and feed your mind with heightened humanitarian awareness. Buy Soup for Syria via their website (link here) , at Amazon , or through your favorite bookseller (about $30). All images from Soup for Syria and Barbara Abdeni Massaad.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

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In Syria, while the increased output of the 2019 wheat harvest improved cereal availability in the country, still some 6.5 Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains.

A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

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The countries are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Others from Iraq and Syria will represent in due course. The Group analyses dangers arising from depletion of water resources and the report has suggested that a special mechanism be formed for sustainable management of water resources between five countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. Business & Politics Iraq Jordan Lebanon Syria Turkey

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Animal Agriculture, Climate Change & Syria: How Factory Farming has Caused the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis of our Time.

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Adult/NFS Animal Rights (Vegan, Pets, Wildlife) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today climate change factory farming Iraq refugee Syria UN warBut did climate change start the Syrian Civil War? Multiple media publications have recently identified climate change as a leading factor in the.

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Syria and the UN

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Syria is a global human tragedy. I often went into Syria, including Damascus. I used to live in the Middle East. I was there during 9/11. I know the intensity of feeling among the Arab nation on these things. I revisited the Syrian border last year. I entered the refugee camps inside Jordan, and met with Syrian refugees. In one of those camps I befriended a refugee. Mohammed Abdul Aziz had walked 400 km from Homs to Jordan, with his young wife and five children.

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You May Say I’m a Dreamer…But I Hope For Peace in Syria. ~ Sherri Rosen

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The men and women in charge of our country are making plans to strike Syria and make war. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today imagine John Lennon peace Syria war Sure, what''s going on there is horrendous, but is dropping bombs and killing more innocent people the answer?

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Millions Go Hungry In Syria, Libya and Yemen

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Humanitarian crises erupt in Libya, Yemen and Syria as the populations revolt against their oppressive leaders. From the very start, the price of food has played an important role in the emerging Arab Spring which has swept across Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria , Jordan , Yemen, Syria and Libya. Now, as the conflict reaches a stalemate in Yemen, Syria and Libya after months of fighting, the unsteady economic and political situation has lead to reports of widespread hunger.

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An Open Letter to the Republican Leadership in Congress Regarding Syria.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) death gay marriage Obama republican Syria war We don''t see eye to eye on much—I''m what could be called a leftist. I believe in a lot of the things that you''re against, like gay marriage and protecting the environment and taxing wall street speculators.

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Erratic weather toll on Syria’s agricultural output making conflict worse

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Extreme weather conditions during Syria’s seventh year of conflict has caused domestic cereal production to decline sharply, two UN agencies announced today. The conflict in Syria has also damaged vast farming areas, displaced thousands of Syrian farmers and triggered a sharp increase in the cost of agricultural inputs. “We are encouraged by some improvements in food security levels this year, says Corinne Fleischer, WFP Country Director and Representative in Syria.

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Syria’s Seeds Are Locked Away in Norway, But Are Seed Vaults Safe?

Green Prophet

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault locked safe away in Norway has once again opened its steel doors welcoming 25,000 new seed samples including varieties of chickpeas, fava beans and other seeds from Syria. Amidst the crude civil war currently going on in Syria, the service provided by the Svalbard Global seed Vault to Syria is welcomed, as long as it doesn’t become a way to control the destiny of Syria’s (and indeed global) food supplies.

Watch ISIS militants take over and burn marijuana fields in Syria

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Watch the video above as ISIS burns alleged cannabis plant fields in Syria. I was in Syria 15 years ago as a tourist and didn’t see a trace of cannabis anywhere in the ultra conservative country. Maybe we’d have a little more tolerance and understanding in this world if ISIS just smoked some of the plants instead. Or maybe the plan is to smoke some of the spoils.

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Kurdish Self-Rule Spreading in War-Torn Syria

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Against the backdrop of the civil war raging in Syria, Syrian Kurds are moving towards self-rule. Kurdish flags fly over former government buildings in northeastern Syria. There are an estimated two million Syrian Kurds living in communities near Syria’s northeastern border with Turkey. The Syrian government has relinquished many Kurdish communities to local control. Many new Kurdish language schools are opening up, something the Assad government had previously prohibited.

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Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

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A small piece of plastic can save lives, preserve local eco-systems, and cut greenhouse gas emissions: finally, positive press for plastics. A Swiss-based company has developed portable water purifiers called LifeStraw that can be deployed at point-of-use to instantly convert water from hazardous to drinkable, without electricity and side-stepping the age-old practice of boiling. Nearly a billion people lack access to safe drinking water.

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Syria’s chemical weapons will be dumped into the Mediterranean Sea

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The good news is that 800 tons of Syria’s chemical weapons are scheduled to be destroyed before the end of December. On Friday December 7th, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed to have destroyed some of Syria’s chemical weapons and this organization will receive a Nobel price for global disarmament. Creative Commons photo of Wadi Qandil beach near Lattakia, Syria by Victor Ibrahiem via Wikimedia.

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Attention Naomi and Nicole: Syria Was the Spark That Lit the World on Fire

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Some of my audience for articles on Syria are major players in the debate. Hi Naomi and Nicole, This is a excerpt from my book, The Holocausts We All Deny, so please try to make that clear in a note before the article starts. “The conscience of the Syrian Revolution,” as he is called, wrote the forward […].

World’s largest trash mural makes life in Syria a little less awful

Green Prophet

Anyone who hasn’t been to Syria in the last few years can’t possibly grasp the full extent of the horrors Syrians have endured , but we do know it has been unspeakably hard. To take the edge off, a handful of artists in Damascus built what the Guinness Book of Records recently confirmed is the world’s largest mural made with trash. Led by Moaffak Makhoul, six artists spent six months building the wall using whatever recycled materials they could find.

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The Kiss in Syria – Tammam Azzan’s Golden Hope Goes Viral

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Reaching his hand down to squeeze the hearts of passive observers in a way that no grisly news report has been able to do, the Syrian artist’s recent transposition of Gustav Klimpt’s iconic “The Kiss” on a war-ravaged building in Syria has mobilized scores of global citizens, while at least one million residents and refugees continue to suffer amid one of the worst humanitarian disasters the world has ever hidden from.

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Exodus from Syria Casts Dark Shadow on Muslim Holiday

Green Prophet

Syria’s wholesale destruction is fast becoming one of the worst humanitarian disasters in history, and for Muslims, who deeply value their clan, the ongoing conflict is a source of tremendous confusion, guilt, and sadness.

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In Syria, Sleeping between his Parents. (Sad Photo)

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Warning: UNSPEAKABLY SAD PHOTO. Sad doesn’t cover it. War is hell. And, a whole lot worse. From Mash: Frank: “Well, everybody knows war is hell.“ “ BJ: “Remember, you heard it here last.” ” Hawkeye: “War isn’t hell. War is war and hell is hell, and of the two war is a lot worse.” ” Father “Mulcahy: […].

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Climate Change Could be as Dangerous to Syria as Bashar al-Assad

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Approximately 5,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March last year, according to UN estimates, and an additional 600 detainees and political prisoners have died under torture. The National Project Director of the Initial National Communication of the Syrian Arab Republic, Dr. Yousef Meslmani wrote an op-ed for Syria Today of the dangers that climate change poses to the country.

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Can Syria's Rebels Overthrow Assad?

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As rebels attempt to regroup in advance of a new strategy to overpower Assad, and Western powers try to start from scratch with a new rebel formation that is presumably devoid of Salafi Jihadists, the US is calling on third party, non-state actors to arm the rebels in order to avoid becoming embroiled in a geopolitically sensitive conflict just ahead of presidential elections.

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Syria - How Come the World Does Nothing ?

Celsias

In the first question time of the 50 th Parliament I challenged the Foreign Minister about the NZG policy on the Syrian crisis. He delivered the ‘bipartisan’ foreign mantra that the Government condemned the killings in Homs, regretted the Security Council veto , and supported a transition to a democratic regime. This is standard ‘ finger in the air, eyes down, look to Washington for a lead ’ foreign policy of this Nation’s Government.

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The Lesser known Hardships of War & How we can Help.

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Since the war began in Syria, approximately 400,000 people have been killed, including more than 14,000 children. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family WAYLON: Today Only How we can Help Lesser known Hardships Syria syrian children war

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In the Midst of it All, They Kiss. {Poem}

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Enlightened Society Literary Journal Love WAYLON: Today Only love refugee crisis Syria violence warIn the midst of it all.

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The Dalai Lama Owes an Apology.

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Enlightened Society Equal Rights Dalai Lama europeans refugees SyriaThe Dalai Lama is himself a refugee who cannot return home without fearing for his life, but he doubled down when asked to clarify his remarks.

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