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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.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
8 Mar 2022 BASRA, Iraq
Safe water project received funding from EU and UNICEF; 850,000 benefit
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...
3 Jan 2021 BASRA
The Netherlands has committed USD $6.41 million to support UNICEF and The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to ensure that almost a million residents of Basra governorate have access to safe water. This support for up to 960,000 people comes at a time when less than 11% of Basra's population has access to clean drinking water on site and the majority of households (8 out of 10) only receive 10 hours of water per day in their homes...
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...
10 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
A new, jointly-produced report from a diverse group of organisations working on human rights, peacebuilding and environmental issues has been launched to demonstrate the breadth and complexity of conflict-linked environmental harm.Case studies from Iraq, Syria, Colombia, Yemen, Ukraine, Laos DPR and Senegal direct attention to the environment in relation to armed conflict...
9 Nov 2020 WASHINGTON DC
Au revoir, Paris Agreement. As of Wednesday, under United Nations rules, the United States is officially out of the global climate accord. Here’s a look at how it happened, what it means and what might happen next. As of Wednesday, in addition to the United States, the countries that originally signed but have not formally adopted the Paris Agreement are: Angola, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, South Sudan, Turkey and Yemen...
19 Oct 2020 Basra, Iraq
New satellite mapping of the canal system of Basra, Iraq, reveals an environmental disaster in the waterways.A study deploying United Nation's Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) technology, conducted by REACH, highlights and emphasises the deterioration in this vital infrastructure...
29 Sep 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has awarded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) $1.16 Million USD for implementing a reliable and inexpensive solution to providing water to refugee camps in Uganda.Delivering water by tanker-trucks to remote refugee camps was a challenge for UNHCR due to the prohibitive cost and the inability to monitor the process accurately...