The people in Iraq aren’t the only ones suffering, it’s the environment, too. Between the war with Kuwait and the invasion by the USA, the country has seen its fair share of turmoil. Because of the war and unrest, the country’s infrastructure was left destroyed. This equated to a pileup of trash, resulting in one of the most polluted areas of the world. Daesh, also known as the Islamic State, has destroyed the water and agricultural infrastructure by 40 percent.
That’s a large increase that needs addressing immediately. In addition to that, Daesh torched sulfur stockpiles and burned oil wells, which not only destroyed the environment but impacted the health of many locals and civilians (TRT World).