Damascus enacts irrigation law

Published on 11 June 2010

The Syrian president issued a law that creates a high committee on modern irrigation co-chaired by the Syrian prime minister of the drought-ridden republic. (..) The World Food Program in a midterm analysis released this year, said thousands of Syrians have fled the drought-wracked eastern parts of the country amid declining food stocks. The WFP report said more than 60,000 families have left the region since early 2009.

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