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Iraq bakes in the scorching summer sun

Iraq bakes in the scorching summer sun



Scorching summer heat and drought reversant conditions for farmers and livestock herders in iraq a country already scarred by war and violence with its farmlands drying up livestock dying iraq is struggling with a host of environmental challenges here's a report barren lands dried up rivers and the blistering summer heat all these have added to the walls of the people in iraq farmers and livestock herders are struggling to make ends meet acute water scarcity is killing their fields and their animals over the past four decades iraq has been scarred by wars the country is also most vulnerable to climate change and the environmental challenges that it is facing are hard to deal with we are affected and tired due to the drought the animals began to get poisoned and die because of the lack of water the marshlands where water buffaloes and their owners once found respite from the heat have been hit hard by the drought in the shat al-arab region where two big streams merge the reduced flow has now caused salt water intrusion from the gulf the saline water has destroyed thousands of hectares of farmland due to the lack of agricultural resources and rain in the country i will stop farming and work in construction or something else because there is no point in farming farmers the boats used to be able to pass through here but as you can see it is no longer possible so we started transporting products and water on foot it is very tiring if the water supply remains the same then the boats will not even reach here agricultural lands in iraq are shrinking as farmers are selling off unprofitable plots the price of land has now reached between 40 and 120 million dinars and this figure is tempting for a farmer who does not have the resources to cultivate his land airs of war have destroyed the irrigation systems and water treatment plants in iraq and according to the united nations only 3.5 percent of iraq's farmlands are watered with irrigation systems rivers have either dried up or are polluted with viruses bacteria and oil spills in basra fresh water canals are clogged with garbage iraq's agricultural sector accounts for five percent of the economy and 20 percent of employment but it provides for only half of the food that the country needs the water shortage and sweltering summers have dealt a major blow to iraq's agriculture sector bureau report we on world is one.

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