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Middle East: Hydroelectric Power

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8480, tabled on 25 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) control, and (2) use, of water and hydro-electric resources in (a) Turkey, (b) Syria, and (c) Iraq, by (i) the government of Syria, (ii) the government of Turkey, (iii) ISIS, and (iv) the Democratic Union Party in Syria.

Answered on

8 October 2020

We remain concerned about the ongoing water and electricity shortages in Hasakeh province, north-east Syria, and Iraq, and have raised the humanitarian issue of water and hydro-electric supplies with all relevant parties in the region.