Yassin, a farmer from al-Sebat village in Rural Hasakah, stands in the yard where he keeps his livestock while explaining the catastrophic effects of drought on his life.

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Unprecedented drought — driven by climate change and exacerbated by upstream irrigation — is wreaking havoc on some of the world’s oldest river-fed farmlands in Iraq and Syria.

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Yassin, a farmer from al-Sebat village in Rural Hasakah, stands in the yard where he keeps his livestock while explaining the catastrophic effects of drought on his life. More than 12 million people in Syria and Iraq are losing access to water, food and electricity and urgent action is needed to combat a severe water crisis.
 

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Courtesy of Tareq Mnadili/Norwegian Refugee Council 

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