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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Ahwazis protest Iranian regime repression, corruption

Thousands  of Ahwazi Arab residents  in Muhammarah city  took to the streets on Friday (June 29) to protest against regime repression and corruption which have left many destitute, and to demand that the government supply potable drinking water, with the current brackish, brown-coloured water supply deemed unfit for human consumption.

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Ahwazi cause recognised for the first time in official UK report

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has published a decent study and an analytical research on the Ahwazi issue and the current developments there. The report highlights the incessant systematic oppression that the Ahwazi Arabs are exposed to under the Islamic Republic regime. It also includes an analytical study on the agenda and backgrounds of the Ahwazi political parties and the human rights organisations leading the struggle in the region.

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Warnings of disease epidemic in Ahwaz as environmental devastation worsens

A report from the Iranian Students News Agency has warned of an imminent and life-threatening medical crisis in the Ahwaz region due to waterborne diseases, with the drastically reduced water supply largely unfit for human consumption. Many in the region attribute the latest crisis to the catastrophic effects of the regime’s rerouting of Ahwaz’ rivers which once made it one of the most fertile areas in the region.

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Heartbreaking destruction of another Ahwazi home

Human rights activists have posted heartbreaking  footage of an Ahwazi Arab family pleading desperately and fruitlessly with Iranian regime  municipality officials not to destroy their home and leave them destitute, imploring the regime personnel to realise that this would destroy their children’ future.

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