Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19, with a special section on water shortages and adaptation (November 2020 - May 2021)
03 October 2021
Over the six-month period analyzed in this report, Iraq experienced significant turmoil. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, with cases overall on the rise in Iraq – now in its third wave of infections – the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar in December 2020, and lower than usual seasonal rainfall, have all impacted upon the food security of households. The rainfall and water availability this year are the second lowest on record in 40 years.