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Since the start of the civil war in 2011, wartime violence in Syria has caused mass accumulation of waste and widespread pollution of the environment. 1 The desertification caused tens of thousands of families to lose their agricultural livelihood and in turn created a massive internal migration.2 The mass migration served as a catalyst for the war and internal strife.3 Climate change also affects the agricultural outputs of the country, whose economy depends heavily on agriculture. Drought within the country has caused water scarcity and limited food production. Additionally, Syria's water supply was cut in half between 2002 and 2008 through mismanagement and overuse.4 The country's lucrative oil and gas industry has also suffered the effects of these environmental issues.5

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1http://www.ipsnews.net/2015/11/environment-a-silent-victim-of-the-syrian-conflict/
2 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/10/drought-helped-caused-syrias-war-will-climate-change-bring-more-like-it/
3 Ibid
4 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/13/1
5 Ibid
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Syria News

NBCNews.com 
WASHINGTON —The Trump administration's efforts to recapture the ISIS-held Syrian city of Raqqa, the group's de-facto capital, are making enough headway that the operation could wrap up as soon as this month, U.S. officials tell NBC News. But President ... See more..
Foreign Affairs 
The Syrian civil war has entered a new phase. President Bashar al-Assad's government has consolidated its grip on the western half of the country, and in the east, U.S.-backed forces are advancing on the remnants of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). See more..
Aljazeera.com 
The Israeli military says it has struck and destroyed an anti-aircraft battery in Syria after its planes were fired upon in Lebanese airspace. A military spokesman said the Israeli planes were on a routine reconnaissance mission over the Lebanon-Syria ... See more..
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New York Times 
They want pluralistic, democratic self-determination for themselves and others in a newly federated Syria, discarding the nationalist project that led to the Iraqi referendum. As Mehmet put it, “not to create a new state, but to create a revolutionary ... See more..
Voice of America 
Turkey is expanding its latest military intervention in Syria rapidly, sending more special forces and commandos into Idlib as part of a high-risk effort agreed to with Moscow and Tehran to establish a de-escalation zone in the northwest Syrian ... See more..
NBCNews.com 
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It wasn't enough to send warm wishes to refugees in Syria. Vick Liu wanted to send them actual warmth. The sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is creating a new line of sleeping bags designed for refugees who ... See more..
Los Angeles Times 
Syrian forces backed by the United States said Sunday that they have launched a final push to drive Islamic State from its last footholds in Raqqah, after tribal leaders and a provincial council negotiated the safe exit of civilians along with the ... See more..
BBC News 
US-backed forces in Syria say they now control so-called Islamic State's one-time capital of Raqqa, with only a few dozen militants remaining in the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces say they have retaken al-Naim square, where IS once held public ... See more..
UNICEF (press release) 
AMMAN/NEW YORK, 16 October 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Muzoon Almellehan travelled to Jordan to meet children who, like her, fled the Syria conflict and are now determined to go to school despite extremely challenging circumstances. See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
AMMAN (Reuters) - The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday. See more..
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey
Area

Total 185,180 sq km
Land 183,630 sq km
Water 1,550 sq km

***NOTE*** includes 1,295 sq km of Israeli-occupied territory
Climate

mostly desert; hot, dry, sunny summers (June to August) and mild, rainy winters (December to February) along coast; cold weather with snow or sleet periodically in Damascus
Natural Resources

petroleum, phosphates, chrome and manganese ores, asphalt, iron ore, rock salt, marble, gypsum, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

dust storms, sandstorms

volcanism: Syria's two historically active volcanoes, Es Safa and an unnamed volcano near the Turkish border have not erupted in centuries Syria's two historically active volcanoes, Es Safa and an unnamed volcano near the Turkish border have not erupted in centuries
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; water pollution from raw sewage and petroleum refining wastes; inadequate potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Syrian
Population
22,457,336 (July 2013 est.)
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Despite modest economic growth and reform prior to the outbreak of unrest, Syria's economy continues to suffer the effects of the ongoing conflict that began in 2011. The economy further contracted in 2012 because of international sanctions and reduced domestic consumption and production, and inflation has risen sharply. The government has struggled to address the effects of economic decline, which include dwindling foreign exchange reserves, rising budget and trade deficits, and the decreasing value of the Syrian pound. Prior to the unrest, Damascus began liberalizing economic policies, including cutting lending interest rates, opening private banks, consolidating multiple exchange rates, raising ...See More prices on some subsidized items, and establishing the Damascus Stock Exchange. The economy remains highly regulated by the government. Long-run economic constraints include foreign trade barriers, declining oil production, high unemployment, rising budget deficits, and increasing pressure on water supplies caused by heavy use in agriculture, rapid population growth, industrial expansion, and water pollution. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$107.6 billion (2011 est.); $110.1 billion (2010 est.); $113.9 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

12.5% of GDP (2012 est.); 15% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

wheat, barley, cotton, lentils, chickpeas, olives, sugar beets; beef, mutton, eggs, poultry, milk
Industries

petroleum, textiles, food processing, beverages, tobacco, phosphate rock mining, cement, oil seeds crushing, car assembly