Iraq: Drought pushes 3,000 families to leave homes

At least 3,000 families in eight Iraqi governorates have been forced to leave their homes due to the drought and the low flow of river levels, the High Commission for Human Rights in Iraq announced on Friday. Diyala Governorate, which extends to the northeast of Baghdad as far as the Iranian border, was the most affected by the drought waves due to Iran's cutting of the tributaries of the Tigris River. This led to a more than 90 per cent decline in the level of the Diyala River. This led the Iraqi Agriculture Ministry to completely exclude it from its plans resulting in many of its projects being halted and even drinking water plants being stopped from working. "Iraq is considered […] Source

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