# Hand_Hand_Inculcate_Hope
# Campaign_Aghras_Al Samoud
# Monday_2024_2_26
Thirty-one organizations operating in the city of Hasakah and civilian activists and activists in cooperation with the Agriculture and Irrigation Authority, the Forestry Department and the People’s Municipality of Hasakah within the Agras al-Samoud campaign
The day carried out the first part of the campaign, planting 400 implants
In Hasakah, north of Al-Biruti Bridge
A message was read in Kurdish and Arabic
And then in the spirit of familiarity, love and cooperation, the planters were planted.
Watering it to be a small green oasis

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Thirty-one organizations operating in the city of Hasakah, as well as civil activists, in cooperation with the Agriculture and Irrigation Authority, the Forestry Administration, and the People’s Municipality in Hasakah, implemented the first phase of the “Resilience planting” campaign.
The campaign involved planting 400 seedlings in the city of Hasakah, north of the Beroti Bridge.
A message was read in both Kurdish and Arabic, United by a spirit of harmony, love, and collaboration. The seedlings were planted and watered to create a small green oasis.
the message text in English:
To the United Nations, the International Coalition, international human rights and environmental organizations,
We, the civil society organizations operating in the city of Hasakah, in cooperation with the Jazeera Agriculture and Irrigation Authority, the Forestry Administration, and the People’s Municipality in Hasakah,
Ladies and gentlemen:
We stand united today to condemn the systematic genocidal policies that have been inflicted upon the peoples of this region. For over a hundred years, and especially since the rise of the nation-state in Turkey, The decision was to target the natural resources of the peoples of Mesopotamia. Where Turkey has constructed a series of dams on the immortal rivers Tigris and Euphrates, the largest in number, and altered the natural course of dozens of their tributaries, which once served as the lifeblood of thousands of villages built along their banks throughout history and witnessed the rise and fall of dozens of civilizations. Where water is plentiful, the first human settlements and the agricultural revolution emerged.
However, due to Turkey’s policy of environmental genocide, it has turned to drying up freshwater sources, eliminating plant and biological diversity, and transforming the region into a barren desert after it had been an oasis for thousands of years.
We stand here on the shores of the Khabur River, which until recently was our lifeline, but today has become a lifeless river. And next to us is the Jaghjagh River, which was recently contaminated with oil due to the brutal attacks on oil wells, causing a new environmental catastrophe.
Not only have oil wells been targeted, but the attacks have also extended to water pumps, gas stations, electricity transformers, mills, and numerous vital facilities that serve the local population and those displaced by the conflicts.
We, as civil society organizations operating in the city of Al-Hasakah, are familiar with Turkey’s behavior of blatantly violating international humanitarian law by targeting infrastructure in full view of the world, and directly targeting civilians by cutting off water to one and a half million people in Al-Hasakah, including displacement camps, for nearly four years.
Accordingly, we urge the United Nations, its human rights bodies, and humanitarian organizations to condemn this policy pursued by Turkey and to work to neutralize the Allouk water station and place it under the UN’s guardianship through its humanitarian organizations.
We stand today to plant the seeds of hope and highlight the importance of increasing green spaces in response to Turkey’s environmental genocide, which aims to eliminate the vegetation cover, desertify the region, and force the population to migrate.
We stand united today to let this outcry mirror the environmental crisis of this worn-out land.
We plant 500 seedlings of resilience to strengthen the culture of life and unity alongside organizations, institutions, locals and displaced people.
We come together today to join hands and raise the voice of peace and steadfastness on our homeland.

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