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Iraq’s Basra under pressure from rural exodus due to desertification

By France24
26 November 2022   |   3:25 pm
Repeated droughts experienced by Iraq for the past three years are accentuating the rural exodus underway throughout the country. No longer able to work on their land due to rapid desertification, farmers are moving to the cities. In oil-rich Basra, the country's economic powerhouse, these farmers end up in slums, often going without basic services.

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