Environment 2019-12-18 Rains, flooding inundate northern Syria camps Civilians fleeing Syrian and Russian bombardment in Idlib province have had to contend with heavy flooding in makeshift displacement camps. 2019-06-19 Mosul Dam working at its best: minister A massive emergency maintenance project that kicked off in March 2016 has helped to stabilise the dam and improve Iraq's water security. 2019-05-28 Fires consume large swathes of Iraqi farmland Thousands of hectares of wheat and barley crops have been set alight in several provinces, with some local officials accusing ISIS of arson. 2019-04-12 Iraq steps up efforts to evacuate families affected by flood A large-scale campaign has been launched to aid and shelter more than 2,000 families who live in affected areas. 2017-12-27 Heavy rain brings woes to Syria's Ain Issa camp Residents of the rural al-Raqa province camp are experiencing tragic conditions as water has flooded their tents and left them without a shelter. 2017-11-13 Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq A 7.3-magnitude quake hit on the Iraq-Iran border area on Sunday night, killing hundreds of people and injuring thousands of others. 2017-02-21 Iraq close to extinguishing al-Qayyarah oil field fires Once the fires lit by the 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' are put out, the government will have to deal with their lingering economic and environmental effects, officials warn.