The water level in the Euphrates River has fallen by more than five meters. “The collapse of water and food production for millions of Syrians and Iraqis is imminent,” said Karsten Hansen, regional director of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
It seems that the Lebanese state, specifically the government of technocrats and its supporters, insists on cutting hundreds of thousands of trees in order to implement the Bisri dam project, or the ‘death dam’ as described by its opponents.
After the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003, Iraqis did not wait long before starting to rebuild what was destroyed. They brought down the dams that Saddam built and let water flood and revive their reservoirs. This is a look at the prevailing situation, years later.