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settlements grew up in ancient mesopotamia thousands of years before the common era fishing has been a lifeline running in families for generations. this is the story of the fishermen and women living now in the land often known. for the one thing. many college lives and works on the river in baghdad. already. i mean while you watch on. that island. as well as well i mean i love it. the euphrates flows from turkey through syria and iraq and is the longest in one of the most historically significant rivers in.
the vast ancient mesopotamia marsh. where the tigris and euphrates meet in southern iraq. tens of thousands of iraqis live in our shit. like that and his wife who rely almost entirely on fishing to make their meager living. i leased bellows. i don't like as i left i don't know. why that one of. the tigris and euphrates meets in basra province in the south of iraq where they form the shut the waterway. fishes on one of the trawler. odd outside of the that wave with the defender. said.
that you know what i don't want if it is a god who had a hole in the bit about how to get out of a fight. just. this bass channel flowing into the every guns is iraq's only source of green fish in which the country's one striving fishing industry with build. something. new here is our fallen and iraqi port on the borders with kuwait indeed on and the center for now and in an auction in the green fish for many decades.
this is a region steeped in ancient history and its relationship with water the rivers and the scene goes back thousands of years. the tigris and the euphrates need to ensure mesopotamia part of what was called the 1st south crescent where agriculture and. earliest human settlements grew up. fishing continued to develop in mesopotamia while it was part of the ottoman empire and then under british rule in the 20th century. the country became one kingdom under king faisel of iraq in 1922 been gained independence 10 years later.
fishermen sold their catch in the baghdad fish market to merchants from other iraqi provinces as well as to the citizens but. now when baghdad and in the marshes of the south and on the shuttle out of waterway whole ways of life are under threat as outside forces and manmade pollution are damaging the tigris and euphrates in reversible ways. for all his commitment to a life on the tigris. and its days as a fisherman may be numbered. although i have. on a so it has shifted again you have a sign a soft a soft. on
a sound that it. had on the on. and then. the bit of machine on the. own model and. she. does have a she was just. on a fit and she had a modest into. the. midst fishing is very small scale especially compared to the. t.v. there are fewer boots on the typeface compared with when he started out. making a living here is tougher now. but god has been through a hole in the past 3 decades and that has affected the river environment as much as
the. whole layer and. that's what i've been. watching with a lot again with one shell that. fell out of hand and with. you know what i know. i like i want to hear when i'm strong. as the capital baghdad has been the focus of the outside attacks and internal turmoil that have hit iraq in recent years. but. the people of the marshlands in the south disruption to their way of life goes back further to the 1950 s. was. in
some ways little has changed here for the past 100 years. are still produced and hung just as they've always been. the long fishing boats are still builds to the same design as. between the fifty's and 1990 s. large. the tigris euphrates river system where people like his wife live. and. the reasons were political to force the people. out of the area. and to punish them for their
part in an uprising against saddam for same's government 1991. saddam reduced the 9000 square kilometers of what amounted to the 1970 s. to just 760 square kilometers when his government fell into. the displacement of 420-0000 marsh arabs and the campaign of violence against. the international community to condemn as ethnic cleansing. the united nations has described the draining of the marshes as a tragic human and environmental catastrophe on a par with the deforestation. amazon rain forest. but the marsh is going to be too close to you and i didn't like return to the water.
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have a little will. you know all. i want. to and don't hide there's area of champaign is now recovering thanks to the reflooding following the fall of saddam hussein in 2003. large areas of the marshlands and 3 ancient cities have now been included in u.s. schools list of world heritage sites but the reflooding has not restored the wetlands to their pre-drawn a niche states. the damage to the iraqi environment has also not been limited to
the marshlands iraq as a whole has suffered massive turmoil in the past 30 years. saddam's invasion of kuwait in august 1990 led to the 1st gulf war and defeats by a coalition led by the united states the effect on the country was described as near apocalyptic taking iraq back to the pre-industrial age. then the 2003 u.s. led invasion of iraq and fall of saddam hussein's government the occupation and violent insurgency caused further widespread destruction of the armed group i saw was a major part of the post-war insurgency its military activity in iraq and the campaign against it by the iraqi government and western forces have led to huge damage to infrastructure and the environment of. the tigris in baghdad where ahmed highlands
ekes out a living has been badly affected by this prolonged period of violence and instability . it's a joke and i'm as i go home so no off the sit the patient well you're going to settle back i want to and i think you're not a good model son a social can imagine kind of one of the believe you know what to do and it's a difficult it's a long ways off you know and she goes with a bit too much usual that alicia with. 19 and a limited 1000000000 is it out of it that a lot of wonderful emmy all the time on the. house only now because she doesn't want to miss it the so much because she did you know i did ask. all of the man who won the heart of annie was the money she now had to my not
headed out of such a high level i had to see how not had for me go ahead tell another not a question you know had to play in fear not to lose to allen are these the kind he will write about about 5. the instability and heightened security. have led to an increased police presence on the river. harvey. said. no question about the subtleties the. soldiers that is about a fellow with. a nurse at the could put them i mean i don't know men at the party going. right down the line in the way. i believe i got. well i.
want to. know. that i'm on one of the. salt levels on the euphrates in the south have risen because of dams higher up the river in syria and turkey. there's waste from agricultural irrigation and sewage from cities all affecting the stretches of river. used to make a living. in this. when you did it.
all. of us a war atlanta. and i'm a. city where people cannot drink the water from the euphrates because of the drop in water level increasing. furthermore in late twenty's 18 tens of thousands of freshwater fish died in the south of baghdad and soaring pollution is believed to be a major factor behind the sudden death of the fish. yes
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the i don't. know just. the dance built up river on the euphrates in syria and turkey are also having an effect on the marshlands in southern iraq. this is impeding conservation and restoration efforts in the wetlands the downs have reduced the flow of water reaching iraq since the 1970 by as much as the. hundreds of people have been forced to migrate from iraq's once fertile central marshes because of the water level was not in oh i'm not an attorney i've never heard of even i've never quite
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no weekend in. life it was not as easy when was not exactly. i don't know at the end. but the problems of the marshes and the open rivers extend on a larger scale beyond the point where the 2 ancient triggers the tigris and the euphrates merge of us all. from here the vast channel of the shelter a lot of waterways runs through basra province into the every peon goals. coming up the shot to the heart of waterway faeces an environmental catastrophe it's taking with it livestock and fisheries and i only the ones. that will get it oh what. is this yes majority. and iraqi fishermen see they often fall foul of the kuwaiti until we need peace patrolling every time
borders on the frontline of a dispute that once led to outs now tour. of the not all that. and then where you know all that and. then. go out of them. but not meet up when those mean mean in the rubble at all. about it so i look what. i'm a lack of oz in the south of india to find out how a tiny box in this cave brought an extensive mining operation to a standstill coronavirus how he wept across the world with devastating effect and it's widely believed to be connected to the legal wildlife trade here in vietnam we visit a rescue center for some of the world's most threatened animals and join the call for an end to the global wildlife very early on al jazeera this is one of them
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thousands of years to famous rivers the tigris and euphrates made iraq one of the most fertile regions in the middle east. the 1st urban settlements grew up on the lands between them the cradle of civilization. but today things are dramatically different for the rivers and the people who depend on them decades of war sanctions upstream down pollution and they fall in water levels have seriously damaged iraq's engines rivers and water resources. the subtle lot of waterway runs 184 kilometers south from the confluence of the tigris and the euphrates in basra province and forms the border with iran. it provides access to the arabian gulf iraq's vital source of commercial sea
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the so that me a me of them see that. is to. say that of them. these boats now stand idle in the port of an foul at the south east end of the ice fall peninsula on the right bank of the shuttle. rusting old diesel boats pollutes the long term way. and found it has around $40000.00 inhabitants and is this traditional fishing communities but town officials admit that's hundreds of families have now left in search of other work leaving the ports in danger of becoming a ghost town. go ahead. and you try not to but i was just going to come but nothing got done.
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fishermen to risk seen in close to being in kuwait lost. the richer fish stocks were to deliberately try to launch into a quick and easy catch. these fishermen used to be protected by the iraqi navy but that's now d.p.t. and largely carty the country's only terminal. out of. out of the really and. out of me and i never. will and yet right. we are not and i thought i would tell you that in my 72 point.
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fisherman and the shuttle and the case have to deal with iraqi security checks. as one journal developed out of. the good market as well keep the bomb going to be there no not that you could already know about it i didn't even go to the well i was. i don't know go watch it out because over the border i've been like. a lot of malaysian me you know that would have been my wardak up alone and that because of. those i go by on the other on an a lot of want to. go to. the wrestle for control of the
shuttle what i'm watching was one of the causes of the launch costs. between iraq and iran throughout most of the 1980. that border dispute is still not settled. kuwait and iraq has also yet to agree on a sea border in negotiations which have been going on since the dam 1st things invasion of kuwait. that's because. many fishermen at the docks. to try to meet there are still bitter over their conflicts with iraq and the 19 eighties and nineties. the shuttle out of the in basra
province this is not the size of fish market. it's a meager return for a day on the watch. he suffers from increasing. with industrial waste domestic sewage and agricultural fertilizer. finding in tonight's match mass no surprise that that fish stocks at an initial. salty tonight everybody has owns my fancy and one of the shots a lot of resulting in alice.
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college in the world was a or barren territory near if you're going to run you're at the start than good by 20 knowing. after honeymooning you dismissed after a sniffle in on hi fi i get in trouble had us and you are back for our no business in a 2 way the matter how i assign you lucky hyphen one of the and if i join it 'd and showing your legs. then the letter where. them accept them in a vat in the fridge on their part not in the way that an affair while you get how well it was not given are this even a monster. serve. on
that loosely trouble the. owner as it is it and the palace shuttle. mission on was this the i'll be out as how as i was auckland largest what i'll. * call it the child of god well. yeah well i do watch. a lot of fun most of the love but a lot of it. well. that's just a. mess good is a traditional mr putting in dish meat by cooking seasoned fresh water cars on the fly. i behind them cooked it in the marsh nine's and it's often considered iraq's
national dish. but that prides itself in making the best my school with the up i know was district almost dedicated to the dish in its dozens of fish restaurants. have been a good cult leader but we live so i live my life. that. i want what i mean and that's enough when. as. a says you really push us i just. so what i. suggested story shows how iraq's great engine troopers are still close to the heart of its people. today's crisis means
that iraq one so abundant in water resources now imports 60 percent of its fish. but above all it's threatens the roots of iraq's identity as the land between the 2 rivers the tigris and the euphrates on which the country and its people have depended for thousands of use. a small boy and his brother rescued from war in gaza by the red cross i hold was and we were 1st placed on a red cross truck now a world leader in crisis management and a highly regarded doctor in chicago who still misses her homeland just one day i was possibly thinking of returning to jordan al jazeera world meets 2 successful arab doctors in north america arabs the world the humanitarian and on al-jazeera.
fire. you might think of the middle east as always being hot and cold often is hotter than average with these temperatures on 1st sites you think well that's about right this time of year is cool down levant but actually on closer inspection terror on a $32.00 is above where it should be the focus for for terror on does take the temperature down a little bit but this is the average it's $21.00 this time of the year the record is that he's $3.00 so we're not that far away from the average and it's not the only faces hotter than the norm there's a little red blob here over iraq and down towards q 8 again 41 and 42 you might think doesn't look extraordinary it's 6 or 7 degrees above the average all the same for the rest of us 30 quiet weather 33 in doha or humid one of the there aren't that many shows a hint maybe that will grow in the mountains of western yemen and the breeze isn't extraordinary anywhere as we hang on to $29.00 degrees for example of jerusalem
which is not particularly hot but we still have 42 in baghdad here's some unusual weather for you a tropical cycling ok we've had them before it's the right time the but this is a long way north and it's heading towards tanzania expected landfall probably middle of sunday what's unusual is it's probably only the 3rd to make landfall in living memory. finland has committed to cutting its carbon emissions with the world's most ambitious reduction goal carbon neutrality in just 15 years now it's really time to actually get to and we can go eat if you want to but 1st the nation must tackle the dirty legacy of a profitable fossil fuel industry so it's being an active emanations souls people in power finland's planets warriors on
a just. what's most important to me is talking to people understanding what they are going through here and i just we believe everyone has a story worth hearing. a deadly fire at a hospital in western india adds to an already dire situation with record rises and curve at 19 infections yet again. hello i'm adrian from again this is live from doha also coming up a lack of medical supplies across kenya leaves health workers having to choose who to save in the battle against the coronavirus. stand on.