Ahwazi villages become ghost towns due to pollution, lack of water in the shadow of Iranian regime oilfields

According to Ahwazi eyewitnesses who visited more than 10 villages located in the oil-rich ‘Crete’ region near Ahwaz city, the wretched suffering of residents in these almost forgotten villages where the regime has established dozens of oil and gas fields in the surrounding area is beyond words.

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Iranian MP slams regime, oil companies for drilling in renowned wetlands, forcibly displacing more Ahwazis

An MP from the Arab Ahwaz region of Iran confirmed in a recent Iranian state media report that the regime is deliberately draining the globally renowned Hor al-Azim wetlands to drill for oil, displacing the indigenous Arab people living nearby who have fished its waters for generations, despite the regime’s claims to wish to stabilise the region. 

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30 Years Since the Iran-Iraq War, The Suffering Continues for Ahwazis in War-Devastated Cities

In this short film,  Ahwazi Arab locals in the  cities  of Mohammareh and Abadan near the Iran-Iraq border in Iran talk about the horrendous suffering there, lamenting the medieval conditions of destitution,  deprivation and medieval poverty, despite the Ahwaz region housing  over 90 percent of the oil and gas wealth claimed by Iran.

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Ahwazi Arab villages in south west of Iran trapped in cycle of oppression after their farmlands forcibly confiscated by Iranian regime

This short film documents crimes such as the destruction of a village, destruction of farmland, forcible confiscation of land, air and water contamination, denial of employment of Ahwazi Arabs and the creation of barriers and enclaves around their farmlands, thus cutting off the local Arabs from their livelihood and deliberately restricting their access to natural resources.

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Water disruption affected thousands of Ahwazi families in Alahwaz

According to the water and sewage company in Alahwaz, the cause of the water shortage and disruption in water supply which started a few days ago was the result of construction and other works carried out on the water supply infrastructure. However, many local Ahwazi residents of the impoverished area of Aldayreh (Shilang Abad in Farsi), believe this disruption to be intentional.

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Ahwazi Arab Farmers Protest Worsening Misery as Regime Steals Water from Local Rivers

Yesterday a number of agricultural workers from the Ahwazi town of Hendijan staged a sit in front of the Iranian ministry of agriculture and the governorate building in which they protested the theft of the waters of the Zohreh River as well as the general deteriorating conditions of the agricultural sector and the government intentional disregard for the needs of Hendijan.

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Iran’s weaponization of water in its silent war on Ahwaz

Following the revelations of a new plan by the Iranian regime to divert more water from Ahwaz to central provinces of Iran, Ahwazi Arab citizens on Thursday defied the regime’s ban on protests to stage a peaceful demonstration on the western bank of the Karoon River against the planned move.

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The Iranian regime’s deliberate lethal policy of desertification and water pollution rings alarm bells in Ahwaz

Over billion people, a fifth of the world’s population, have no access to healthy drinking water, with an estimated four to five million dying annually of diseases caused by drinking non-potable water. The UN is predicting that water scarcity is set to increase, with more and more people globally facing critical water shortages in the next few years. 

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