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    Due to desertification, Iraq loses 15% of its agricultural land

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    Due to desertification, Iraq loses 15% of its agricultural land Empty Due to desertification, Iraq loses 15% of its agricultural land

    Post by Rocky Tue 18 Jun 2024, 4:32 am

    Due to desertification, Iraq loses 15% of its agricultural land
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    Baghdad today - Baghdad
    Today, Monday (June 17, 2024), the Strategic Center for Human Rights revealed that Iraq has lost 15% of its agricultural land due to desertification and drought.
    The head of the center, Fadel Al-Gharawi, said in a statement, received by “Baghdad Today”, that “the area of ​​desertified lands in Iraq is about 27 million dunams, which is equivalent to approximately 15 % of the country’s area, while about 55 % of the area of ​​Iraq is considered lands threatened by desertification.” Noting that "the most affected governorates are Dhi Qar with a damage rate of 53%, while the percentages of damage in the rest of the governorates range from (1-14)%."
    He added, "The United Nations classified Iraq among five countries affected by climate change and drought, and according to the International Organization for Migration's report, 12,212 Iraqi families were displaced due to drought in ten Iraqi governorates in central and southern Iraq," noting that "the governorates most affected are the governorates of Qar, Maysan, and Diwaniyah, according to the organization, and that 76 percent of displaced families go to urban areas.
    Al-Gharawi continued, "There are natural and human factors that cause desertification in Iraq, such as the dry and hot climate, low rainfall, prevailing winds, climate change, and oil pollution."
    He called on the government to "consider June 17 of each year the National Day to Combat Desertification and Drought," demanding that "afforestation be considered a national policy to combat desertification."
    The head of the Strategic Center for Human Rights in Iraq, Fadel Al-Gharawi, confirmed on Wednesday (May 1, 2024) that climate changes contributed to the displacement of more than 100,000 people during eight years starting in 2016, meaning 15% of the population who were residing in these places.
    Al-Gharawi said in press statements, followed by “Baghdad Today,” that “Iraq has been classified as the fifth most vulnerable country to climate collapse, as it is affected by rising temperatures, insufficient rainfall, worsening droughts and water scarcity, frequent sand and dust storms, desertification, and floods. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that water policies in neighboring countries have reduced vital water sources, while rapid population growth, urbanization, and inefficient use of water in the agricultural and industrial sectors are driving the demand for more water. ". 
    Al-Gharawi stated, “Based on the report of the International Organization for Migration, the dimensions that led to environmental displacement in Iraq were due to environmental events and access to services, infrastructure, water, and livelihoods, as a percentage of 10.09 of the displaced population due to water was recorded, and a percentage of 8.64 of the displaced families was recorded due to the families’ struggle to meet their needs.” Its needs are 8.28 percent due to services and infrastructure, and 7.73 percent due to dependence on land for livelihoods.”
    He pointed out that "the highest governorates that witnessed climate displacement of residents are Maysan, Basra, Dhi Qar, and Wasit, and with the intensification of environmental and climate changes, all indicators confirm that the rate of climate displacement in these governorates will increase."
    Al-Gharawi called on the government to “launch an environmental recovery project during the next five years, which includes planting forests and natural reserves in the desert, applying artificial cloud seeding, and constructing the rotating river to preserve the waters of the Tigris and Euphrates, preventing the bulldozing of orchards and selling them as residential plots, launching an initiative to plant a billion palm trees, compensating the environmentally displaced, and addressing environmental pollution problems.” .
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