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Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” World Migratory Bird Day

Laith Al-Obeidy The Diwaniya Social Forum for Environment and Peace, in cooperation with Humat Dijlah Association, celebrated World Migratory Bird Day 2019 by distributing and delivering information to the public through social network platforms and the hashtag #Protect_Birds_Be_the_Solution_to_Plastic_Pollution. We are in solidarity with our colleagues from around the world in the campaign “Protecting birds: Be […]

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Council for Social Cohesion in Sulaimania Addresses Medical Waste Problem in the City

In the past months the Social Cohesion Council in the city of Sulaimania has established itself as a valuable civil society space for dialogue, consisting of men and women of all ages, various professions from doctors and lawyers to journalists and students, from the local community. The goal of the council is to address important […]

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The False Promises of Hydropower: How dams fail to deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The False Promises of Hydropower: How dams fail to deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals A Joint Statement by Civil Society Organizations on occasion of the 2019 World Hydropower Congress in Paris, France Paris, May 13th, 2019 Read the full statement here We live in an age of urgency. Scientists […]

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It‘s Not too Late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No Filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir!

+++ International Urgent Call to Turkish Government and International Public +++ It‘s not too late to Save Hasankeyf and Tigris River! No filling of the Ilisu Dam Reservoir! For 12.000 years, Hasankeyf in the Southeast of Turkey has been a site of uninterrupted human settlement. With the labour of dozen of cultures this outstanding universal […]

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Peaceful Coexistence in The First Kokamila Peace Festival in The City of Karamlis

Under the slogan “You are the branches of the vine”, Bridge To.. (UPP) organized its project to build bridges between the Nineweh communities in collaboration with the Raja Organization for Development and Growing and the Karamlis Chaldean. The first Kokamila Peace Festival on Easter day at St. Barbara’s Monastery on 25 April 2019. Kokamila or […]

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1 May Celebrates Iraqi Workers

On 1 May, Iraq witnessed massive public celebrations of workers: the employed and unemployed, men and women, the disadvantaged and the marginalized. This day was a declaration of solidarity with all those ‘in the trenches’ who struggle against the exploitive practices, racial discrimination and economic injustice, which seem to grow naturally from a system of […]

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The Ecological Impacts of Ilisu Dam on Tigris River Basin in Iraq

As an engineer, I admit that the traditional engineering that we have learned for decades and which is still taught in our universities has created many complex problems in human life. One of these problems is the large dams. It is time to turn to the principles of sustainable engineering which has successful solutions to […]

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Iraq ferry sinking: ‘Nearly 100 dead’ in Tigris river

Almost 100 people are reported to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris river in Iraq’s city of Mosul. Most of the victims were women and children, the interior ministry said. It is thought nearly 200 people were on board. The ferry was heading towards a tourist island as part of new year […]

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Standing in Solidarity with the Victims of the Mosul Ferry

Every year, Iraqis celebrate their national, religious and cultural heritage with events and festivities to mark Norouz and Mother’s Day. Thousands go out to vast green areas of Iraq to celebrate this day. In Mosul this year, this happy occasion turned into a crisis. On 21 March, more than 180 people died after a ferry […]

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Global Days of Action for Iraq’s Waterways

Arabic | عربي On 14 March of  every year, millions of people around the world raise their voices to highlight those struggling to protect the earth’s rivers for International Day of Action for Rivers, and on 22 March, they turn their attention to all the world’s water for World Water Day. This year, local social […]

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In Their Third Year, Kahramana Path Shines Demanding the Freedom of Running for Women

Arabic | عربي Women have never stood still waiting to get their basic rights. One of those rights is the freedom of running down the streets without harassment. On 9 March 2019, International Women’s Day, the Sport Against Violence organization and the Kahramana masar (path) held their third race for women and girls in Al […]

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Does the Memorandum of Understanding in water management between Turkey and Iraq guarantee Iraq its water rights?

Arabic | عربي Preliminary reading of the memorandum of understanding signed with initials between Iraq and Turkey in the field of water 2019, Ismaeel Dawood Save the Tigris Campaign, April 2019 The Turkish Ministry of Forest and Water Affairs and the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources have prepared a memorandum of understanding between them consisting […]

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