Last year there was 50 percent less rain in Iran, which has affected the country’s dams. There is ‘very little’ water left in the dams amid a severe drought.
drought in Iran
Iran’s police opened fire on Sunday night during a protest over water shortage in southwest Iran. This was revealed in a video. In a video released by ‘Human Rights Activists in Iran’, ‘Human Rights Activist News Agency’, it can be seen that shots are being fired at Susangard, the epicenter of the demonstrations in Iran’s restive Khuzestan province.
In this, a police officer is seen firing bullets in the air with a pistol. At the same time, anti-riot policemen riding on motorcycles are firing on the protesters. The ethnic Arab community lives in Khuzestan and they allege that they are discriminated against by the Shia community of Iran.
Iran facing ‘severe drought’
The province’s deputy governor admitted on Sunday that at least one person had died during the demonstrations. He told state news agency IRNA that a man was killed by rioters in the city of Shadegan. The government of Iran has been blaming the protesters for the deaths of people during the demonstrations. Arab separatists have been active in Khuzestan for a long time.
There have been demonstrations in Iran in the past regarding the water crisis. According to officials, there has been a severe drought here and it has been facing water crisis for several weeks. Last year there was almost 50 per cent less rainfall, due to which there is very little water left in the dams. The protests over water shortage in Iran are taking place at a time when the situation here is worse than before the outbreak of Corona virus and thousands of oil industry workers went on strike.
water crisis in pakistan
It is not that only Iran is facing the water crisis. According to the report of Geo News, there has been a big increase in the cases of Hepatitis in Balochistan, Pakistan due to the lack of clean drinking water as well as a severe shortage in the water-filtration plant. According to the report, the province is facing acute shortage of clean drinking water, due to which people are forced to use the contaminated water of ponds and lakes.
Hepatitis C and B were confirmed in 10,000 patients across the province during the first six months of this year, according to hospital data. Out of the total, 3,000 patients were reported in Jaffrabad district alone. The second highest number of hepatitis patients was recorded in Lasbela, the native town of Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal. During the investigation of 13,000 people, hepatitis was detected in 1,000 people here.
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