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When canals run dry: Displacement triggered by water stress in the south of Iraq

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) embarked on a new research programme in December 2018 to investigate internal displacement associated with slow-onset environmental change.

This report explores the displacement triggered by water scarcity in the south of Iraq. Findings are based on quantitative and qualitative data collected between June and July 2019 among both displaced and non-displaced people from Basra, Missan, and Thi-Qar governorates.

Short animation showing key takeaways from the report

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