[Syria] means life without electricity, thanks to the war

Subject: [Syria] means life without electricity, thanks to the war
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Date: Jul 30 2017 03:39:48
Title: How the Lights Have Gone Out For the People of Syria
Author: help@slashdot.org
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 23:05:00 -0400
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dryriver shares an excerpt from a report via the BBC that shows what the impact
of the Syrian war looks like from space: Six years of war in Syria have had a
devastating effect on millions of its people. One of the most catastrophic
impacts has been on the country's electricity network. Images from NASA,
obtained by BBC Arabic, show clearly how the lights have gone out during the
course of the conflict, leaving people to survive with little to no power. Each
timelapse frame shows an average of the light emitted at night every month from
2012, one year after the war began. They show that the areas where Syrians can
turn lights on at night, power their daily lives and get access to life-saving
medical equipment, have shrunk dramatically. The city of Aleppo was Syria's
powerhouse and home to over two million people. But the country's industrial
hub became a battleground and remained so for more than four years. Russian
airstrikes against Syrian rebels began in October 2015 and the timelapse shows
the city in almost complete darkness at night throughout 2016, when the battle
for Aleppo was at its peak. As mains power supplies dropped off, ordinary
people had to be creative in finding alternative sources for light and power.

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