After thousands of years, the Iraqi marshlands are drying up. The people who are calling the marshes their home are living in fear and uncertainty of what the future of the area will look like, and how will they survive the upcoming drought. The drought caused by the climate change, increased temperatures the reach over 50° C/120°F, in addition, dams built by Iran and Turkey on Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which affected the water flow that used to reach the area. Another factor facing the marshlands is the pollution caused by salt and heavy metals, which could destroy the people, animals, wildlife and all forms of vegetation.

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