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30/10/2021
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Basra, Iraq's economic powerhouse, suffocates under a severe water shortage
Sadak Souici / Le Pictorium
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Jostled by the health crisis of 2018, the authorities built at great expense an ultra-modern desalination plant that could theoretically serve half a million people with drinking water.
Iraq: in Basra, climate and political crises are poisoning the population
It was once called the "Venice of the Middle East". Today, faced with global warming, dams in neighboring countries (Turkey and Iran) and governmental negligence, the Iraqi province of Basra is struggling with a very serious water deficit. The health crisis of the summer of 2018, during which nearly 118,000 people were poisoned by water, was not enough to turn the situation around.
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