More Basra water crises unless Iraq govt fixes 'failures': HRW

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More Basra water crises unless Iraq govt fixes 'failures': HRWNearly 120,000 people were hospitalised last summer after drinking polluted water, in a mass health crisis that sparked deadly protests against the dire state of public services. In a damning report, HRW found the generally poor state of water quality was likely compounded by algae that rapidly spread last year in the Shatt al-Arab waterway that runs through Basra and provides it with its primary water source.


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