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31 May 2022 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has reiterated its intention to take legal action against Iran over shared watercourses. Iran maintains that a lawsuit is legally irrelevant and that it undermined the good relations between the two countries.
15 Nov 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Health, education, and exposure to deadly disease contribute to increased mental health issues. UNICEF calls for urgent investment in water aid, sanitation and hygiene systems, and health and education services.
26 Oct 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO),,the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) call for urgent food assistance in face of three-year Iraq drought. Crop reduction impacts.
21 Jan 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The government of Iraq has warned that the country could face a water crisis in the absence of a water quota deal with Turkey, which faces its own water shortage challenges.Media in the region are quoting concerns expressed by Iraq’s water resources minister Medhi Rashid Al-Hamdani in January following recent talks with Turkey on water resources from the Tigris River, one of Iraq’s primary water sources...
23 Nov 2020 BAGHDAD
Saudi Arabia abandoned a major agricultural investment project being discussed with Iraq in its early stages due to a water deficit, according to the Iraqi government. Unofficial sources, however, said the project was actually scrapped because of heavy pressure from Iran’s agents and proxies, including politicians and leaders of armed Shia militias...
14 Jul 2020 BAGHDAD
Iraqi Minister of Water Resources Mehdi Rashid Al-Hamdani called this week for expediting joint technical negotiations with Turkey to reach an agreement that guarantees Iraq’s water rights on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. In a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Fatih Yildiz, Hamdani discussed the implications of the IIisu Dam on Iraq, and the need to speed up the negotiations between the two countries to reach a deal in accordance with the principles of international law and the United Nations Charter.
14 Jul 2020 BAGHDAD
As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage, agricultural runoff and chemical dumping are high. The conflict-riven country has seen its water infrastructure degrade over decades both from neglect and war damage, said Tobias von Lossow, a water security expert at the Clingendael Institute, a Dutch international relations think-tank.
25 Jun 2020 BAGHDAD
The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking—but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq. The fast-spreading pest poses a special risk in Iraq, one of the world's hottest countries that is already suffering from regular droughts and shrinking water resources due to overuse, pollution and upstream river dams...
27 Dec 2019 BAGHDAD, Iraq
While human migration in northern Iraq is often driven by conflict, in the south of the country it is more often linked to livelihood factors such as water scarcity and the loss of arable land according to a new report. This first "Migration Profile" of Iraq, released 19 December, is a joint effort of the Iraq Ministries of Migration and Displacement, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Labor and Social Affairs, Planning, Interior in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM)...
27 Oct 2019 BAGHDAD
At least 40 protesters have been killed in Iraq after security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship. Nearly 1800 people were injured nationwide, according to medical sources, as demonstrators vented frustration at political elites they say have failed to improve their lives after years of conflict.
3 Aug 2019 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Meeting Turkish envoy Veysel Eroglu July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq President Barham Salih confirmed that the two countries’ water issues are shared priorities, and that a long-term solution that guaranteed the rights of both parties was required. Turkey and Iraq share the water of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers which flow from Turkey and pass through Iraq towards the Persian Gulf...
26 Jul 2019 BAGDHAD
While Iraq enjoys some waiver from the US-led sactions on Iran projects (such as electric power), the negative impact that sanctions on Iran have on Iraq’s water resources remains underexplored. US pressure has reinforced the importance of food self-sufficiency as a primary policy objective for Tehran...