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Iraq’s oil boom blamed for worsening water crisis in drought-hit south

Western oil firms are racing for profit from the rising oil prices after Russias invasion of Ukraine, they are worsening water shortage and causing pollution in Iraq. This has lead to thousands of people being displaced and increased to instability. The Italian company oil and gas Eni built small dams and divert water from basra canal to its water treatment plant. BP and ExxonMobil has also contributed to water shortage in Iraq.

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  • Peter Kamau

    58 w

    This is cruelty of the highest magnitude...Water is such a scarce and irreplaceable resource, losing it means doom for both animals and humanity.The fossil fuel companies ought to rethink the viability of their business and transition whenever possible otherwise they'll be forced to shut since it's unimaginable to that they're fueling our extinction under our watch.

    • Daniel Waweru

      58 w

      This is heartbreaking and should note be happening, Even in the midst of fights and chaos, water bodies should not be polluted in any way because the reverse process is terrible and hectic, sad!

      • Hilda Wangui

        58 w

        Very sad what kind of harm to human health and other living things since water is life the company needs to be closed for endangering and threatening lifes of many.

        • Joyce Waturu

          58 w

          I totally abhor any activity that's egocentric at the expense of people and planet.I look forward to a fossil free future and hoping that it'll be sooner than expected.

          • Joseph Githinji

            58 w

            This is disappointing, so much harm to humanity. This oil firms must stop 🛑

            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              58 w

              This very sad 😔, water is life and we can not live without it. These fossil fuel campanies needs to be shut down completely, they causing so many problems to the people and environment as well

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