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Fraternity Center (Birati) celebrates the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War

Nov 11th, 2014

Birati    

Fraternity Center (Birati) for Democracy and Civil Society launched a campaign "no for the destroyment the environment in wars" on the occasion of the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War. Because we believe in the right of men in a green healthy environment according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the center celebrated, on the 6th of November, the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in wars.

Due to the situation in the country which severely damaged the environment because of the pollution as a result of oil refining in a primitive way, truncating large tracts of trees and the country's lack of mechanisms to limit these phenomena.

The center's offices in Al-Hasakah, Al-Qamishli, Tirbespiyê and Ra’s Al-‘Ayn (Serêkanîye) distributed and pasted awareness posters related to the campaign. The posters included the dangers of exploiting the environment in wars and conflicts. The center's teams in the mentioned cities conducted meetings with citizens in order to explore their views about the dangers of the environmental pollution resulting from the ongoing war. Based on those meetings, the center's team conducted a symbolic and encouraging procedure toward citizens. In Al-Qamishli, the center's team installed mufflers and insulators to one of the engines in Al-Qamishli market, appealing to all owners and users of these generators to operate in the same way to avoid the escalation of dense fumes and environmentally friendly not to mention the inconvenience caused by the sound of these engines to the citizens.

It is worth mentioning that Fraternity Center (Birati) for Democracy and Civil Society as a human rights organization is working to connect the basic concepts of human rights with public life in the cities in which it operates. This campaign was based on the human right of a clean and green environment. The center is continuing in working on human rights awareness for local societies by training workshops throughout the year in its all branches.

 

The media report contains links to view the activities

 

Media office in human rights awareness program in Fraternity Center (Birati) for Democracy and Civil Society