Climate Change and Post-conflict Reconstruction in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq


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(SIPRI) The Islamic State (IS) group’s occupation of northern Iraq between 2014 and 2017 caused immense destruction, with tens of thousands of civilians killed and millions displaced…

Climate change is already profoundly affecting lives and livelihoods in the Nineveh Plains. Extreme weather events such as heatwaves, droughts and floods are becoming more frequent and more intense. At the same time, slow-onset climatic changes are also taking place. The region has suffered severe drought conditions since early 2021, and reduced rainfall due to climate change is also depleting water resources.

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Published: Thursday, February 9, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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