By John Lee. Iraqi officials have reportedly tried to quell fears that dams could collapse, as water reservoirs approach capacity after a very wet winter. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Water Resources told AFP: "We are in control of the dams and reservoir levels ... We are not worried about their safety or stability." […]
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Large-scale flooding beginning on the morning of Friday (23/11) has wreaked havoc across Iraq, killing several people and causing widespread damage to homes, infrastructure and agriculture, and worsening the living conditions of internally displaced persons (IDPs). In Ninewa governorate, Qayarrah Airstrip and Jeddah IDP camps were particularly affected by the flooding. Among the approximately 7,500 […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted an urgent needs-assessment mission to Qayyarah’s Jadaa internally displaced person (IDP) camps in Ninewa governorate to assess the health situation of the population affected by the heavy rain which caused flash flooding in a number of IDP camps in the governorate. Tens of thousands of families have lost […]
UNDP and UNICEF to promote emergency preparedness amongst children in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are joining efforts to conduct child-centric advocacy and promote school-based preparedness along the Tigris River flood path in Iraq. The two sister agencies signed a partnership agreement in this regard in […]
By John Lee. AccuWeather reports that a slow-moving storm system will lead to flash flooding from Iraq and western Iran into Saudi Arabia and Yemen on Wednesday and Thursday. Rainfall of 12-25 mm will be common with locally higher amounts in the strongest thunderstorms. Areas such as Baghdad and Basrah will get multiple downpours. (Source: […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Torrential rain caused chaos across several parts of Iraq on Thursday, with the water causing thigh-high flooding on some Baghdad streets and damaging camps for the displaced.
The streets of the Iraq capital turned into rivers after three days of heavy rain. Many parts of Baghdad are totally flooded, with poor infrastructure making it worse for the people. Some residents are accusing the government for not helping them. Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports from Baghdad: (Source: Al Jazeera)