'The Land Has Dried Up': Animals Die And Farms Abandoned In Iran's Khuzestan Province
Communities on the Hour al-Azim marshes in Iran's Khuzestan Province say they're facing catastrophe. Marshes are drying up and piped-in drinking water is severely rationed by the authorities. Local residents say livestock are dying and farms are being abandoned. The water crisis promoted protests in the province in July 2020, which triggered demonstrations against the government nationwide.