Climate Induced Displacement in Iraq – Baseline report
Iraq is one of the most affected country affected by Climate Change. Southern Iraq faces the challenge more severely. The fertile marshlands of southern Iraq, once considered as food basket of Iraq and accounted for just under half of the inland waters reservoirs, have diminished in the last two decades. Lower precipitation and building of dams on Tigris River has reduced the flow of fresh water in to the region. Action Against Hunger commissioned a study in the region to understand the situation in depth and also generate evidence for key decision makers including government, donors and humanitarian workers. The qualitative study of climate-related displacement in al-Basra, Maysan and Thi Qar province was funded through ACF internal funds. The report shows the existing situation, major areas of impacts and future projection of the situation.