Multi-Tiered Approaches to Solving the Water Crisis in Basra, Iraq


Home to over than 4.5 million people, Basra is one of the worst affected governorates by the water scarcity crisis striking Iraq and MENA region at large. Due to the compounded effect of issues including reduced river flows and others, Basra is witnessing a sharp decline in drinking water supply to people that has taken a heavy toll on stability across the country. UNICEF and partners work on multiple solutions, including replacement pumps and spare parts at the intake and treatment plant; chlorination and water testing equipment; water trucking to schools; hygiene campaigns; rehabilitation of the wastewater treatment plant.

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