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Iraq - Situation report July 2017

Iraq - Situation report July 2017
Jul 2017


  • 3.2 million people in Iraq are food insecure, including those who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
  • Violence continues to force people to abandon their farms and agriculture-based livelihoods. Insecurity, water shortages and the lack or high cost of agricultural inputs continue to negatively affect the performance of the agriculture sector.
  • Lack of space for livestock in camps to which people are fleeing conflict has resulted in some people with animal herds unable or reluctant to relocate to camps. Herders who are unable to feed their livestock are forced to abandon or sell them, noticeably decreasing their herd size.
  • Infrastructure such as water supplies for agricultural and domestic use has been damaged or destroyed. Heavy contamination of retaken areas with unexploded ordnance and improvised explosive devices pose immediate and long-term risks.