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  • Writer's pictureCaline Malek

How to tackle Basra’s water problems

  • Iraqi city’s unsafe water causes water-borne disease outbreaks and economic hardship.

  • A Human Rights Watch study says pollution, mismanagement and corruption lie at the root of the water problems.

Arab News

Raw sewage running through a street in central Basra city, next to the public al-Baradi'yah water treatment plant, and into the Shatt al-Arab. (Belkis Wille/Human Rights Watch)

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