Teams from the Maisan branch of the Iraqi Red Crescent have begun delivering food parcels for families impacted by climate change and the most vulnerable members of community, in collaboration with the Japanese government, and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Udai Abdul Hussein, Maisan branch communication coordinator said “the Red Crescent teams conducted a field survey to count the affected areas as a result of climate changes, especially with the sharp decrease in the water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers”.
Following the drying up of the majority of the water streams and their serious effects on agriculture, economic activity, and deteriorating living conditions, as well as the complete lack of income for residents of affected rural areas, as most of their income depends on agriculture and fishing, he added, most areas of the governorate are living in a very difficult water situation.
He also stated “The Crescent’s teams distributed food parcels to more than (220) affected families in the south of the governorate in Kahla district and Musharah neighborhoods, however,
the food parcels contain (11) items, edible oil, rice, lentils, sugar, paste, pasta, salt, beans, and various health supplies”.