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Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
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Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Human security requires environmental security Joint statement on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, November 6 2018 Original statement here Today, our group of concerned civil society organisations, which includes academics, experts and scientists, are calling for the international community to enhance the protection of people...

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!

[:en]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...

A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage
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A Great Achievement After 4 years of Campaigning: The Marshes of Iraq Inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage

[:en]Statement by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign 20 July, 2016 Congratulations to the Iraqi people and everyone involved in the preservation of the world heritage and culture of Mesopotamia, for the Iraqi Marshes have been officially named UNESCO World Heritage. Its inclusion was approved in the afternoon of the 40th session of...

Call for Action to Protect the Marshlands of Mesopotamia!
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Call for Action to Protect the Marshlands of Mesopotamia!

[:en]Statement by the Save the Tigris and the Iraqi Marshes Campaign – June 9, 2016 Prior to the 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Istanbul We demand transparency from the Iraqi government and UNESCO-Iraq regarding a possible inclusion of the Iraqi Marshes in the World Heritage List. *** Update, June 11, 2016:...

The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water
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The Threat of Ilisu Dam and the Failure of the Iraqi Government to Protect Iraqi’s Right to Water

[:en] Press Statement by “Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign”, attending the Iraqi review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Geneva, 28 October 2015 Successive Iraqi governments have not used all available legal means and negotiation tools (in accordance with the international law) to protect Iraqi’s right to water. Since...

Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign
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Open Letter to the Iraqi Government, the Kurdistan Regional Government from the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign

[:en]Press Release, May 12, 2015 Iraq faces a growing water emergency. Frequent water shortages, due to chronic mismanagement, have intensified into a complex crisis. Daesh is using Iraq’s water supply to pressure local communities. It has taken control of the water infrastructure in several locations and is using war tactics, including flooding and cutting off...

The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?
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The Mosul Dam and the Italian Role. What are the Risks?

[:en]Press release by the Save the Tigris and Iraqi Marshes Campaign, 20 January 2016. 1. Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, now the most dangerous dam in the world  Risk of the imminent collapse of the Mosul Dam must be confronted immediately. The dam, which began operation in the 1980s, is located 35 kilometers...

Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam
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Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of Ilisu Dam

[:en] Press Release: Open Letter sent to Andritz Company concerning its engagement in the construction of  Ilisu Dam 22 March 2013 On occasion of Andritz’s Annual General Meeting which is also the World Water Day, Save the Tigris campaign, a coalition of nongovernmental organizations from Iraq, Iran, Turkey sent a letter to Andritz’s CEO Wolfgang...

Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court
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Ilisu Dam halted by Turkish Court

[:en] Save the Tigris Campaign welcomes the ruling of the Turkish State Council against the construction of the Ilisu dam project. This is a victory for those working against the construction of the dam and the local communities in Turkey and Iraq that are under threat of this project. We call upon the international community and...