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Climate change-related losses are driving the migration of farmers in Iraq

Iraq is predicted to see a 20% drop in water availability by 2050. Image: UNSPLASH/Steve Harvey

Tessa Fox

Journalist, Freelance

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'Qasim Abdul Wahad, an Iraqi small-scale farmer, looks at his dying tomato crops on his farm near the village of Abu Al-Khaseeb in southern Iraq’s Basra governorate, March 6, 2022.' Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Tessa Fox

'Wheat farmer Hadi Badr al Malaki stands in front of his wheat crop flattened by a sandstorm near the village of Al- Qurna in southern Iraq’s Basra governorate, March 7, 2022.' Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Tessa Fox
'A view of farmer Qasim Abdul Wahad’s dying okra crop, affected by a new type of fungus, on his land near the village of Abu Al-Khaseeb in southern Iraq’s Basra governorate, March 6, 2022.' Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Tessa Fox

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