Climate change may devastate the Middle East (PHOTOS)



The decrease in water resources in Iraq and Middle Easte countries has managed to increase the risk for those countries.

Iraq has become the fifth most vulnerable country in the world to global warming due to rising temperatures, reduced rainfall, salinity and dust storms.

Iraqi officials and water experts said the rains have come later and ended sooner in the past three years.

Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq,
Ali Elwan, 56, and his son Abdul Amir Ali, 23, walk in the courtyard of Abbas Elwan
Haider Jalil, 10, grazes animals outside the family home.
A new canal is seen, which replaces one which has been in use since the nineteen fifties.
Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq
Taha Yassin, 46, stands inside the deserted home of his neighbour.
Kazem Hussain, 52, applies ointment to the legs of his niece.
Haider Jalil, 10, fills a water tank from a truck outside his family home
Cattle graze along the dried out bank of the Euphrates river
Hikma Meteab, 48, and her daughter Ghufran Abbas, 3, pose for a photograph at their family home in the village of Al-Bu Hussain, Iraq


(colombotimes.lk)