On 29 November 2013, the Iraqi government requested UN-SPIDER to provide satellite images to monitor and manage floods in Baghdad city.
The Iraqi government on Tuesday 7 May 2013 declared a state of maximum alert in all its service agencies to deal with the floods that have affected several cities in southern Iraq since Sunday.
Iraq is planning the launch of a satellite at the end of the year to better manage water crises, as the newspaper Almonitor reported.
In the Erbil and Dahuk Governorates over 3,000 persons (500 families) across ten locations in the mountainous districts of Mergasur, Rawanduz, Choman, Zhakho, Sumel, Aqra were affected by flash flo
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