Shrinking water supplies threaten to put Iraq ‘on the edge’

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Jul 8, 2020 at 6:14 PM
  • Coronavirus is changing the world in unprecedented ways.
  • LONDON, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned on Wednesday.
  • Families in the region are in some cases already spending 50 euros ($56) a month on bottled or filtered water, but as people lose jobs in the downturn, securing sufficient water is likely to become even more difficult, she warned.