Iraq – Assessing Water Shortage-Induced Displacement in Central Iraq (4 April 2019) - Arabic

Contact
DTM Iraq, IraqDTM@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Iraq
Period Covered
Aug 01 2018 -
Feb 28 2019
Activity
  • Other

Summary

The Assessing Water Shortage-Induced Displacement in Qadissiya, Najaf, Babylon, Wassit and Kerbala brief report provides updated information on the locations in Central Iraq affected by water scarcity as well as water-induced displacement movements to and from the areas in the study.

In the Central governorates, 45 locations face drought and/or water scarcity: 23 locations are in Qadissiya Governorate, 9 in Wassit, 6 in Babylon, 5 in Najaf and 2 in Kerbala. Due to the shortages, 1,727 families are displaced from Central governorates. The DTM - Iraq is tracking 937 of these families: 622 or 63% from Qadissiya, 205 or 20.8% from Najaf, 119 or 12% from Wassit, 22 or 2.2% from Babylon and 19 or 1.9% from Kerbala.

From August 2018 to February 2019 the Central governorates experienced a 26% decrease in locations identified as being affected by drought and/or water shortage. Two new locations emerged during this time period. 

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