Tag: Basra

28Feb
When Canals Run Dry – Displacement Triggered by Water Stress in the South of Iraq

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change. Based in Geneva, Switzerland,…

2Oct
Building the Network of Water Activists in Basra

It’s been one year since the city of Basra was rocked by large-scale protests following a major pollution crisis in which citizens decried the lack of access to…

22Jul
Human Rights Watch: Water Crisis in Basra – Decades of Mismanagement, Pollution, Corruption

Human Rights Watch July 22, 2019 Report Basra is Thirsty Iraq’s Failure to Manage the Water Crisis Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that…

8Nov
Fact-Finding Team Report on the Humanitarian Situation in Basra

On 17 October 2018, a civil society Fact-Finding Team revealed serious human rights violations against citizens in Basra for their participation in this past summer’s protests. These findings…

3Sep
Basra Residents Reeling From Contaminated Drinking Water

Mustafa Saadoun, Al Monitor, August 31 2018 BASRA, Iraq — Human rights advocates and health officials estimate that 17,000 to 18,000 residents of Basra province have been poisoned by…

21Jul
Environmental Threats, Lack of Water, Poor Job Opportunities and Declining Social Benefits Produce Massive Protests in Southern Iraq

Iraqi civil Society Solidarity Initiative 18th July 2018 Iraqis have been demonstrating for days in immense protests across southern Iraq—in Basra, Nasiriyah, Amarah, Kut, Karbala and Najaf—demanding basic…

24Mar
Basra activists celebrate the World Water Day by the Shatt Al-Arab

Demands to establish a cell of crisis to face Ilisu Dam Basra, March 2014 A group of civil activists in Basra, celebrated the World Water Day, on the…

26Feb
The Basra water crisis and increasing salinity of the Shatt al-Arab

By Toon Bijnens Basra, Iraq  The Save the Tigris Campaign participated on 15 and 16 February in an international workshop in Basra, entitled “Basra Water Crisis, Shatt al-Arab…

8Jul
Save the Tigris Campaign holds successful seminars in four southern Iraq Provinces

Last week, the Save the Tigris Campaign held seminars in four provinces in South Iraq: Basra, Missan, Dhi Qar and Qadissiya with the support of local civil society…

28Nov
Impacts of Ilisu Dam in Iraq: A lecture at the Marine Science Center Basra University

Iraq faces enormous challenges in terms of water resources. Once the cradle of civilizations, an agricultural haven, now Iraq’s land has dried significantly mostly due to man-made causes.…

15Sep
Workshop on the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, ICSSI Conference 201

You are invited to participate in a workshop on the Save the Tigris Campaign that will be held in Basra. This session will be part of the IV…