Desertification dries up economy and instigates crime in Basra
Desertification in Basra Governorate is classified as "very severe”. At this level, the land becomes barren and arid. Many abandoned their lands to settle in the city. As a result, the number of unemployed in Basra has increased. Desertification is one of the main factors hindering social and economic development and exacerbating economic difficulties, which, in turn, worsen the security situation.