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Climate action for human security

Jul 18, 2021

Iraq’s Al Hawizeh marshlands

Key challenges:

Al Hawizeh marshes and its communities are facing political, socio-economic and security challenges that could adversely impact efforts to promote sustainable development. The following challenges, coupled with the adverse impact of climate change, hinder the return of the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from other governorates:

- Severe environmental degradation and a near total absence of the infrastructure required to support everyday life of communities.
- Lack of power supply.
- Lack of sewage treatment facilities, schools, clinics, and other public facilities.
- Lack of access to clean water supply or wastewater treatment or disposal.
- Lack of livelihood opportunities.

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