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29 Jul 2020 DOHUK
Iraq’s minister of water resources says his country will face severe water shortages if agreements are not forged with neighboring Turkey over Ankara’s irrigation and dam projects that have decreased river inflows to Iraq’s parched plains.
5 Nov 2015 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The number of cholera cases in Iraq has reached more than 2,300, Iraq’s Health Ministry announced this week.The latest cases were reported in Babil, Baghdad, Salahuddin, and the Kurdish governorate of Dohuk.The report comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) is launching an oral cholera vaccine campaign targeting 250,000 internally displaced persons in 14 Iraqi governorates...
21 Oct 2015 BAGHDAD, Iraq
More than 1,800 people have been sickened in Iraq’s escalating cholera outbreak, with some 55 new cases reported at refugee camps in the Dohuk region of Iraqi Kurdistan, health officials said on October 20th."There have been 1,809 recorded cases of cholera in Iraq" since the outbreak began in the Abu Ghraib region last month, the country's health ministry said in a statement...
9 Jan 2015 IRBIL, Iraq
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies this week issued an appeal for $19 million USD to provide emergency winter assistance to displaced people in Iraq's Kurdistan region.International Red Cross Federation spokesman Benoit Matsha-Carpentier told the Voice of America this week that the nearly 500,000 people who fled to Irbil and Dohuk in the wake attacks by Islamist militants lacked food, water, and access to health and other basic services...
24 Sep 2013 ARBIL
The groundbreaking ceremony of the Arbil Water Supply Improvement System and Duhok Distribution Network, which will almost double the water supply of Arbil, was made last week with the attendance of Nacherwan Barzani, the prime minister of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (AKP). A Turkish consortium, composed of STFA, Kalyon and Fernas, will complete the $163 million project in 18 months...
3 Apr 2013 Geneva
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday warned that with the Syria crisis now into its third year, and refugees continuing to cross borders to neighbouring countries in large numbers, pressure to accommodate refugees is growing. "UNHCR is particularly concerned at the present situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where refugees are arriving at a rate of 800-900 people per day – double the rate of just three months ago," spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva...
29 Mar 2011 Iraq, BAGHDAD
Iraq’s federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government have agreed to work together on plans to operate water resources projects and carry out maintenance on storage, controlling and irrigation projects in the Kurdish region of the country. The Federal Ministry of Water Resources and the Kurdish Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources on March 23 discussed a coordination draft, as well as hydrological and climate information...
14 Mar 2011 Iraq, SULAYMANIYAH
Plagued by drought, internal conflict and transboundary competition, Iraq is facing the rapid deterioration in water supply and quality so severe that the future of the fertile farming region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers is in jeopardy. A report released in advance of World Water Day on March 22 calls for an urgent acceleration in regional water cooperation amid warnings that supplies are becoming more polluted...