For citizens in the besieged suburbs of Damascus, the simple act of drinking a clean glass of water is now a risky and often deadly affair.
For the past 5 months, the Syrian Army has been imposing a siege on the southern parts of Damascus, including the Yarmouk camp and the town of Hajar Al Aswad. These areas lack clean drinking water because the army cut the water supply. Now residents have to resort to new, primitive, and sometimes dangerous ways of getting drinking water, including the use of artesian wells, and traveling long distances over dangerous territory to get to a clean source. Those who choose to make such a journey face risks from snipers and mortars, and even then still may not be getting safe drinking water.
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31 Aug 2015 on