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Afforestation campaign in forests affected by fires in Masyaf in Hama countryside

At the initiative of the Syrian Trust for Development and with the participation of various NGOs and a number of volunteers, a massive afforestation campaign was implemented today in the mountain forests in Masyaf in Hama countryside to compensate for the losses resulting from the fires during the past year.

Lawyer Iyad Al-Fil from the Syrian Trust for Development said in a statement to SANA correspondent that this campaign is part of the "Our Land is a Trust" campaign launched late last year. He pointed out that the success of any initiative depends on the extent of interaction and participation of the civil society in it. As a result of the spontaneous and effective response of volunteers from various regions of the province in cooperation with government agencies the campaign has been successful .

On the occasion of Tree Day ... 45 hectares are planted with various trees at the Hayalin Forestry site in Hama countryside

Hama,(ST) A celebration of the 69th Tree Day was held today at the Hayalin Forestry site in Masyaf area in the countryside of Hama, during which the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform launched a national afforestation campaign under the slogan (Our Land is Gold) with the aim of preserving the vegetation, increasing its area and restoring the  forests that were exposed to fires.

Afqa Spring… The Secret of Life in "Palmyra"

Afqa spring is located to the west of the Palmyra oasis at the southwestern end of the city and at the foot of the Al-Kayed Mountain, as it extends 350 meters inside the al-Muntar Mountain.

Thanks to  Afqa spring, which flows from ancient caves, the Palmyra oasis was created, as the spring was the secret of life in the city of Palmyra, the icon of the Syrian Desert.

It dates back to more than six thousand years, and it is locally called a bathroom, as it is called Afqa, which means in the Aramaic language the water exit i.e. the spring.

Afforestation campaign for fire-affected areas in Lattakia countryside

With the participation of 70 volunteers from the Syrian “ Daw’a” (Light)  Team and the initiative “to reforest our green mountains” , a forty-dunum afforestation campaign took place on Friday  in Jabal Al-Hurra in Rabi’a district in the northern countryside of Lattakia province.

The campaign included planting 1,400 seedlings of  carob,     pine ,nuts and laurel trees  within a framework of a series  of afforestation campaigns which are taking place in the province  in an attempt to make up for the damage of the recent fires that overwhelmed the governorate’s countryside .

300 volunteers carry out a cleaning campaign around the Citadel of Aleppo and plant trees in several sites in the city

With the participation of about 300 volunteers from the governorates of Damascus and Aleppo, a cleaning campaign was organized for the vicinity of the Citadel of Aleppo, in addition to an afforestation campaign in a number of sites in the city.

The Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, Dr. Salwa Abdullah, stressed in a statement to reporters the importance of volunteer work, congratulating the volunteers on their International Day. She underscored the volunteers ’activities for being one hand with the concerned authorities to reconstruct what the terrorist war on Syria has ruined.