Basra: “We Live in the Largest Oil Field in the World, Yet We Suffer from Poverty”

This article was first published on / 14-10-2020

“My daughter’s health has deteriorated, and she cannot walk, and the problem of shortness of breath has become insufferable for her… we demanded a modern hospital, and the companies in question responded to our request by building a mobile health center consisting of a small car carrying some medicine.” Who will gain the rights for Basra’s residents?

Rumaila town is a southern Iraqi town that attracts major international oil companies, while its residents live in poverty and they face a fraught security situation that prevents them from building new residential homes and from restoring their old houses.

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