Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Syria’s deaf survive against all odds

Damascus - Seven years ago, Suha Sundus was registered at the state-run “Institute for Special Education for the Hearing Impaired in Damascus” (ISEHI), with the hope that she would be able to eventually join the ...

Illegal Meat Stalls Sell Contaminated Food

As Ahmad takes the final bite from his sandwich, he smiles and utters “I don’t complain of any illnesses”. Every day, Ahmad, a salesman at the vegetable market, has his lamb sandwich for lunch from ...

Overfishing Exhausts Fish Resources in the Euphrates and Threatens Consumers' Health

Raqqa, Syria - Nearly three decades ago, indigenous fish species were abundant in the Euphrates. Today, recreational fishermen must spend many hours to catch at least one fish. Often they return home empty handed. The use of ...

Divorced Women in Jordan Suffer from Lengthy Legal Procedures Children Face the Tough Dilemma of Choosing Between their Parents

After visiting the religious courts for over two years, Umm Samira, 33, who lives in Amman, gave up the custody of her children in June 2009, and agreed to marry the first man who proposed. ...

Coastal Town Residents Suffer from Polluted Water

Tartous, Syria – Twenty years ago, Abu Ahmad used to drink directly from the Al Sinn spring, which was a set example for pure and cold water in Syria and served as a touristic attraction ...

Water Contamination in Rural Damascus

Iqtisadi- Fadi Al Alloush 100 years ago the cholera epidemic swept through the homes of residents in Damascus, taking with it thousands of lives. The potable water was contaminated with the city’s sewage in the network ...

Syria's Deadly Road Designs

Damascus - A car accident killed a mother and daughter and injured 33 others last August in the area of “Saba’ byar”, 100km south of Damascus. In June, at Al-Hazm intersection, an overloaded bus collided ...

The Ministry of Health is Upgrading the Nation’s Ambulances; Many are Still Unable to Locate You

A man,39, was walking through a construction site when a nearby truck hit a large iron grating, knocking it on top of him. When paramedics arrived, the victim had no pulse and was not breathing, ...