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Iraq: Climate-Related Security Risk Assessment
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Iraq: Climate-Related Security Risk Assessment

By Kawa Hassan and Camilla Born Middle East and North Africa Program & Working Group on Climate-Related Security Risks The following report was used in a July 2018 UN Security Council debate on the nexus between climate change and security, brought forward under the Swedish Presidency of the Council. Iraq is exposed to three major...

Postponement of Ilisu Dam Reservoir is Not a Success!
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Postponement of Ilisu Dam Reservoir is Not a Success!

Statement by Humat Dijlah Baghdad, January 2018 With great concern we are following the decreasing water supply to the Tigris River — a problem which has the potential to create an environmental catastrophe in Iraq in the near future. We are particularly worried following statements made by the Iraqi government in response to a cable...

Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and Tigris Basin
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Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and Tigris Basin

++ Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive +++ Hasankeyf Matters +++ Destruction Accelerates in Hasankeyf and the Tigris Basin 30 Oct 2017 Announcement Environmental and heritage destruction have accelerated in Turkey’s historic city of Hasankeyf as crews work day and night, seven days a week tocollapse vulnerable portions of the cliffs ringing the town and fill in...

Iraqi activists stand in solidarity with the people of Hasankeyf
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Iraqi activists stand in solidarity with the people of Hasankeyf

In more than 15 cities across the world on the Global Action Day for Hasankeyf on 23 September actions were organized to protest against Ilisu Dam, the controversial dam being built on the Tigris River with disastrous consequences for the ancient town of Hasankeyf. Earlier this year in the town the Zeynel Bey Tomb and...

Equal Water Shares for the peoples of Iraq and Iran – A call for collaboration to preserve the shared rivers!
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Equal Water Shares for the peoples of Iraq and Iran – A call for collaboration to preserve the shared rivers!

Press statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 1 August 2017 Recently dams have been seriously affecting the water courses of Iraq. The shared rivers of Iraq have seen decreases in water flows due to Iranian dams. In June, the Iraqi-Kurdish border region experienced large cuts in water flows of the Little...

Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam
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Lessons Not Learned: Turkey’s Ilisu Dam

A report published by International Displacement Monitoring Centre, Published 18 July 2017 “Case study series dam displacement“ This series addresses a gap in awareness and knowledge about people internally displaced by dam construction. Read the full report here.   The Ilisu hydroelectric dam on the Tigris river in south-east Turkey is Europe’s largest dam project...