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The urgent need for heavy machinery is passing fast. As the days go on, it will turn from a rescue mission to a retrieval mission, because most people, tragically, will have suffocated or succumbed to injury or freezing cold.
The Basra region has been the bread basket of Iraq. But because of salinization of lands, decrease of water flow into rivers due to upstream damming, climate change and pollution, farmers are increasingly unable to farm. People dependent on fish and buffaloes in the marshlands are in competition for food.