House of Commons
Weaponisation of water in Syria.
EDM #874
Tabled 10 September 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House is deeply concerned that Turkey has shut down the Alouk Water Station which supplies water to 460000 civilians in an area of North East Syria known as the Autonomous Administration of North East Syria (AANES); notes that Turkish forces took over the Alouk Water Station in October during its so called Peace Spring Operation and has shut it down on three occasions since causing immense suffering; is seriously concerned about the fate of the local civilian population, the displaced people from other parts of Syria and the inmates of camps holding the families of ISIS prisoners from around the world; further notes that water supply should not be subject to political and military strategy; and calls on the Foreign Secretary to intervene with his Turkish counterpart as a matter of urgency in order to avert a large scale humanitarian disaster.