12 Million in Iraq and Syria at Risk from Drought Fueled by Climate Crisis

Photo: courtesy of Democracy Now!

International aid groups are warning more than 12 million people in Iraq and Syria are losing access to water, food and electricity due to the climate crisis, with urgent action needed to combat a severe drought. This is an Iraqi farmer.

Haji Hassa: “My family and I worked on this farm. It’s my source of income, and our livelihood depends on it. Because of the drought, we didn’t get anything this year, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

Meanwhile, UNICEF warns that without immediate action, over 4 million people in Lebanon, mostly already vulnerable families and children, could soon face critical water shortages.

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