There was silence in the room. No one seemed to want to speak up. I asked again: “what are the most important challenges that you face every day?” Suba, a young woman in her early 20s living in Tripoli, one of the regions with the highest poverty levels and concentration of Syrian refugees in... more
As far back as 320 BC, the Ancient Greeks made laws forbidding people to throw away their waste or leave it to accumulate in unpaved streets and roadways. They realized that dumping household garbage and the improper incineration of solid waste were making pollution worse and jeopardizing public... more
Since the Syrian crisis began almost six years ago, Jordanian and Turkish mayors have faced the challenge of how to manage the impact of Syrian refugees on their municipalities? In host municipalities, population increase has had a huge impact on infrastructure and the delivery of public... more
The current refugee crisis in the Middle East is increasing pressure on the environment. Mayors from Jordan and Turkey visited Palestine to learn about the waste management of Al-Minya landfill in Bethlehem.
أدت أزمة اللاجئين الحالية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط إلى زيادة الضغط على البيئة. وفي هذا... more