Doctors warn of more deaths from heatstroke in Ahwaz as temperatures rise to over 50°C

Searing temperatures of over 50 degrees Celsius (122°F) are making the already harsh living conditions for millions of Ahwazi Arabs unbearable, with one man dying so far as a result of the heat and medical sources warning of more possible deaths as humidity levels in the impoverished Ahwaz region of Iran (also known by the Farsi name of Khuzestan province) currently rise to between 80 and 90 percent, according to state media.

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Dozens of Ahwazi villages dispossessed as Iranian regime’s ethnic cleansing intensifies

Whole areas depopulated as Iranian regime’s apartheid policies towards Ahwazis worsen The current regime with much more hostile policies in comparison with the previous Pahlavi system, has continued to carry out the ethnic cleansing policies through altering the demographic makeup of Ahwaz in south west of the country. In this era, the policy of changing the population structure of Ahwazi areas in numerous forms has been widely implemented. 

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Head of Iran’s environmental body confirms that Hor Al-Azim wetland drained for oil drilling

Pollution of Al-Ahwaz region  worsened by radioactivity, possibly from DU weapons used in Iraq during 2003 invasion Massoumeh Ebtekar,  the Iranian Vice President, who is also head of the country’s Environmental Protection Organisation (EPO), has admitted that the environmental pollution in Ahwaz is a result of the regime’s deliberate draining of the region’s historic HorA-l Azim wetlands, adding that they have been drained in order to prospect for oil.

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Leaked Iranian regime document reveals ethnic cleansing “security project” to eradicate Ahwazi Arabs

A leaked copy of a report issued by the Iranian regime’s ‘Supreme Council for National Security’ provides new and compelling evidence of the regime’s policy of ethnic cleansing of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab population, part of the Iranian leadership’s ongoing efforts to permanently change the region’s demographic composition. 

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Zeinab: a little Ahwazi girl who dreamt of school and a pushchair

Zeinab was seven years old when she died in June of this year. The little girl, from the town of Howeyzeh in Al-Ahwaz, died of complications arising from hydrocephalus (water on the brain) because her desperately poor parents couldn’t afford the medical treatment that could have saved her life.  Although doctors knew of her condition, with her father unable to afford even to register her birth, her tragically young death was the first time that they had ever taken any interest in her.

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