Drought threatens Iraq’s ancient Chibayish Marshes, farmers’ livelihoods

Southern Iraq’s Chibayish marshes are drying up, battered by years of drought, climate change and dam building in Turkey, environmental groups say. Farmers who were dependent on what has been described as the ”Garden of Eden” are now moving to the cities while the wetland’s wildlife is suffering.

Al Jazeera’s Ali Hashem reports from Chibayish Marshes in southeastern Iraq.

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