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Half of Families in Drought-Affected Iraq need Assistance

One in two families in drought-affected Iraq need food assistance The scale of suffering inflicted by drought on Iraq's populations this year is laid bare in new research by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It shows that one in two families in drought-affected regions require food assistance because of drought, while one in five do […]

Iraq's Economic Outlook has Improved, but Risks Abound

From the World Bank: Iraq: Rising Fiscal Risks, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change Threaten Gradual Recovery from Pandemic Iraq's economic outlook has improved on the back of the recovery of global oil markets, with its GDP projected to grow from 2.6% in 2021 to over 6% in 2022-23. Nevertheless, without accelerated economic reform, unforeseen domestic […]

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19 with a special section on water shortages and adaptation (November 2020 - May 2021) Over the six-month period analyzed in this report, Iraq experienced significant turmoil. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, with cases overall on the rise in Iraq - now in its third wave […]

WFP Resilience Projects respond to Water Shortages in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its resilience-building programme across Salah al-Din governorate north of Baghdad, to respond to growing concerns about the lower than usual rainfall in Iraq. This year has seen the second lowest rainfall in 40 years in the country. WFP's livelihoods work, implemented with local communities, the Government […]

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]

The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq

By Bahrooz Jaafar, for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries […]

Water Crisis puts 12 million at Risk in Iraq and Syria

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water crisis puts 12 million at risk in Syria, Iraq, aid groups say Higher temperatures, drought and record low rainfall levels are depriving millions of people of drinking and agricultural water. […]

Video: Wells Dry Up across Sulaymaniya

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Springs, wells dry up across Sulaimani province Springs and wells are drying up across Sulaymaniya province. Locals say it's a disaster unlike anything they've seen before. Click here to view the video.

Iraq fears Levees will mean Parched years ahead

By Omar Sattar for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Iraq fears bevy of levees will mean parched years ahead Although water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers have been rising as torrential rains fill some of the […]

Video: Conflict and Drought ravage Date Palms

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought. View on YouTube