This study was designed by Cordaid and conducted in partnership with Public Aid Organization (PAO). The research carried out in Basra seeks to explore the damaging effects of climate change through the years within the Basra governorate and the repercussions these effects have had on the local communities, particularly rural populations traditionally reliant on farming, raising livestock, and fishing as their means of livelihoods. These communities have been forced to relocate to urban areas and adjust to a different lifestyle. Exploration into this phenomenon was carried out at a neighborhood or street-level to understand the physical, social, and institutional aspects involved as well as the socio-economic factors and clashes which have arisen due to climate-induced relocation. Understanding of the communities involved and relationships between rural and urban populations contribute to broader policy development and proposed interventions on supporting those most severely affected by climate change.
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