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Iraq close to running out of water

Government says about 90 percent of land is now desert and remaining farmland is shrinking by five percent each year.

Iraq is running out of water.

Its planning ministry says about 90 percent of land is now desert and the small amount of remaining farmland is shrinking by five percent each year.

Now farmers say their futures are dying with their crops.

 

Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.