Iraq

In Basra: Oil in abundance, but little water to drink

Iraq’s southern city of Basra was once a thriving port city. In its heyday, it was described as the “Venice of the east” due to the numerous canals and bridges all over the city. The comparisons with Venice are long gone. Today, the situation is bleak….

by · Tuesday, 16 July 2019 · Iraq

“I choose education, not marriage”

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Balance for Better”. UNICEF spoke to Kaiy Abdalstar, an Iraqi lawyer and activist working to improve the rights of girls and women in Iraq. “When I was 12 years old, my father told me I could no l…

by · Thursday, 7 March 2019 · Iraq