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Sand storm hitting the city of Basra in Iraq, 2022
Most sandstorms are natural events, but they are being exacerbated by climate change, drought, land degradation and unsustainable management of land and water resources.
World Economic Forum
woman collecting water in the parched wetlands of the Central Marshes of southern Iraq
On July 28, 2022, temperatures in Baghdad reached a blistering 51.8°C (125.2F) – the hottest day Iraq has ever recorded. Such extreme weather events are bound to become more frequent in Iraq and the broader Middle East.
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Collecting experiences of humanitarian-development-peace nexus approaches. Case studies in DRC, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Mali, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Uganda, Sahel, Palestine, Afghanistan, Colombia and Iraq.
Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation

DRR Community in Iraq

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Sendai Focal Point: Ministry of Environment (Iraq)

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Cover of the health and climate change country profile Iraq: aerial view of a hilly green landscape
This WHO/EMRO UNFCCC health and climate change country profile for Iraq provides a summary of evidence on climate hazards, health vulnerabilities, health impacts and progress to date in health sector efforts to realize a climate-resilient health system.
World Health Organization United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
Ministry of Environment (Iraq)