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Yasser Assadi: Ahwazi live moving acutely toward the worse as results of regime’s systematic approaches

Information about mass protests and violent repressions by the government forces in the Ahwaz region, on the South-West of Iran, was long reported. All this comes against the backdrop of water and environmental crisis in the region. With a request to comment on this issue, we turned to Yasser Assadi, Ahwazi human rights activist based in London.

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Ahwazi Children Forced to Work Instead of going to School

Child labor is a tragedy to those forced into it, but it has also become the norm every day in the streets of Ahwazi cities.  People are so used to it that they barely give it much thought, even though those children are doing dangerous and heavy work every day with their little hands.  The world seems indifferent to them, whilst their world revolves around selling balloons, gums and waxing shoes to help their families survive.

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Suicide rate said to spike among Ahwazis

Several workers at a sugar processing plant in the Haft Tepe district, located about 15 km south-east of Susa city in the northern Ahwaz region, have attempted to commit suicide by dousing themselves with Benzene and setting themselves on fire. Their colleagues intervened, rescuing them from certain death.

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Wildfires destroy hundreds more palm trees in Ahwaz

Wildfires in Ahwaz last week destroyed four more hectares of the date palm trees that once helped feed the region, with the Iranian regime’s Tasnim news agency reporting that between 700 and 750 of the decades-old trees were destroyed.  Regional drought and desertification in the predominantly Arab region in southwestern Iran, resulting from disastrous regime policies and exacerbated by the scorching summer temperatures and rapidly accelerating rates of climate change, have triggered similar fires across the region causing widespread devastation.

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The ongoing water crisis in Iran’s Ahwaz region looming towards disaster

Despite the Iranian establishment’s long-standing efforts to block media information, awareness is steadily increasing about the horrendous and rapidly worsening water crisis in the traditionally Arab region of Ahwaz in the south and south-west of the country. To observers without knowledge of the situation, it may seem that this escalating catastrophe is a natural disaster resulting from climate change.

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