Water scarcity threatens children’s lives in Iraq

As the world’s most water-scarce region, access to water is a daily struggle for millions of people in the MENA region, particularly the most vulnerable.

Iraqi children’s health, nutrition, cognitive development and future livelihoods are at risk. Iraqi children cannot develop and thrive to their full potential at that level of water scarcity.

Climate change is disrupting weather patterns, leading to extreme weather events, unpredictable water availability, exacerbating water scarcity and contaminating water supplies. Such impacts can drastically affect the quantity and quality of water that children need to survive.