Syria-Raqqa/Reconstruction

Rebuilding effort in near areas of Syrian Raqqa faces challenges

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Raqqa, Syria - Oct 11, 2017
1. Various of Lake Assad, birds
2. Dam
3. Various of damaged facilities, dam
4. Electric towers
5. Various of damaged buildings
6. Kids
7. Farida Abdullah al Hassan, resident displaced from Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa, cleaning floor
8. Damaged floor
9. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Farida Abdullah al Hassan, resident displaced from Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa:
"It was very difficult for us to stay in the camp. We have teenage daughters."
10. Khalid, brother of house owner talking to reporter inside damaged house
11. Damaged wall
12. Farida Abdullah al Hassan's families
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Khalid, brother of house owner (ending with shot 14):
"This is madness. It'll fall [at] any second."
14. Damaged house
15. Various of damaged houses

Storyline


As Syrian forces close in on Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa city, Syrian civilians have begun rebuilding in the near areas with no more IS militants, which is but an effort complicated by the large number of the displaced and by the absence of government support.

Below the Lake Assad is a site of great strategic importance, the largest hydro-electric dam in Syria, just outside the town of Tabqa. It used to provide a significant amount of Syria's energy needs. But since the fighting in the town that lasted 50 days, it has stopped producing electricity. The IS militants blew up the electricity generators in the dam as they fled.

The authorities in Tabqa are trying to restart the generators, but they have neither the expertise nor the equipment. Rebuilding is proving an enormous challenge.

Displaced people are living in the rubble of apartments and homes. Many have come to the town, to escape the fighting in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor. This is where Farida and her eight children are now living. It's a struggle to keep things clean, but it's a roof over their heads, albeit a precarious one.

"It was very difficult for us to stay in the camp. We have teenage daughters," said Farida Abdullah al Hassan, a mother displaced from Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa.

Her husband and brother-in-law are both blind, and it is very difficult for them to stay inside a camp, she added.

The brother of the house owner said that people there are living on the edge of disaster and the government in Damascus should try to fix this.

"This is madness. It'll fall [at] any second," said he.

People are doing what they can to get by, and they have no choice. Now IS has gone, they are free to move as they please, but victory came at great cost.

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  • ID : 8063119
  • Published : 2017-10-12 10:49
  • Last Modified : 2017-10-12 19:59:12
  • Location : Raqqa,Syrian Arab Republic
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 1'47
  • Audio Language : Arabic/English/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : No Access Chinese Mainland/Orient TV/Syria Alshaab TV/Zanoubia TV/Alhurra TV/ANN TV/Al Jazeera/ Al-Arabiya TV
  • Version : 2
  • ID : 8063119
  • Published : 2017-10-12 18:49
  • Last Modified : 2017-10-12 19:59:12
  • Location : Raqqa,Syrie
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 1'47
  • Audio Language : Arabe/Anglais/Nats
  • Source : China Global Television Network (CGTN)
  • Restrictions : Pas d'accès dans la partie continentale de Chine/à Orient TV/à Syria Alshaab TV/à Zanoubia TV/à Alhurra TV/à ANN TV/à Al Jazeera/à Al Arabiya
  • Version : 2
  • ID : 8063119
  • Published : 2017-10-12 17:50
  • Last Modified : 2017-10-12 19:59:12
  • Location : Ракка,Сирия
  • Category : conflicts, war and peace
  • Duration : 1'47
  • Audio Language : Арабский/Английский/Естественный звук
  • Source : См. Shotlist
  • Restrictions : Не доступно материковой части Китая
  • Version : 2
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