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    FAO: An environmental disaster awaits the marshes

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    Post by Rocky Fri 15 Jul 2022, 5:05 am

    [size=46]FAO: An environmental disaster awaits the marshes[/size]
    Iraq
    10:53 - 07-15-2022
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    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq has renewed its commitment to support local communities in the Iraqi Marshlands, calling for action to address water shortages and climate change.

    The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq "UNAMI" stated in a statement, "Through the field follow-up of the FAO within the framework of the activities of the European Union and FAO project in the Marshlands in July 2022, the tragic situation of the local rural communities has witnessed a sharp deterioration, especially the buffalo breeders who They are suffering from unprecedentedly low water levels in areas that threaten their livelihoods and community existence.”

    The statement added: The marshes are one of the poorest areas in Iraq and one of the areas most affected by climate change and water shortage, which has caused catastrophic effects on the livelihoods of more than 6000 rural families as they lost their buffalo, which is their unique living asset, noting that the number of Breeders of buffaloes who are increasingly leaving these areas due to hostile environment conditions for them and their animals to live in. Some have been displaced to nearby areas and governorates such as Kut, Samawah, Najaf, Karbala and Shatrah, where water is available for them and their animals. Some buffalo keepers sold their animals at low prices to buy feed for rescued animals and others turned to other livelihood opportunities as they lost their livelihood assets, i.e. buffaloes who are increasingly dying as they get stuck in swamp mud when trying to swim or reach grazing reeds. In addition to the decrease in the production of buffalo milk, the decrease in its selling prices and the deterioration of their health condition due to the lack of food in the marshes.

    And he indicated the importance of intensifying efforts to confront these challenges in this context, calling for urgent and consistent support for buffalo breeders, such as providing water, water tanks, fodder and diesel for boats in the Iraqi marshes. Without quick intervention from national and international actors, the farmers who have lived there for generations would have to give up their land forever.

    The statement indicated the implementation of a medium and long-term strategy with sustainable activities that show good prospects for providing relief to the affected areas and buffalo breeders so that they can continue to live in these areas.

    He pointed to allocating more financial resources from donors and the international community to assist vulnerable communities that have been severely affected by the lack of water level and climate change in the Iraqi Marshes and for more cooperation with the Iraqi government and local partners to reduce the impact of the crisis.

    It should be noted that FAO has already started, in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, emergency support targeting 5,000 farmers to provide fodder thanks to the support provided by the European Union.

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