Drug problems mount in Iraq’s Basra

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Gender-balanced games: Record rate of female participation
  • Dutch gov’t urged to move former Afghan interpreters to safety
  • Pandemic-hit Tokyo Olympics open in low-key ceremony without fans
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Drug problems mount in Iraq’s Basra” – below is their description.

    Police in the Iraqi city of Basra say they are dealing with a new drugs crisis.

    But officers say they do not have the resources to deal with the problem.

    And people suffering from addiction have few places to seek treatment.

    Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Basra, Iraq.

    – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish/

    – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera/

    – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

    #Iraq #BasraDrugCrisis #DrugAddiction

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: Iraq

    Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. The capital and largest city is Baghdad. Iraq is home to diverse ethnic groups including Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, Assyrians, Yazidis, Shabakis, Armenians, Mandaeans, Circassians, Sabians and Kawliya. Around 99% of the country’s 38 million citizens are Muslims, with small minorities of Christians, Yarsans, Yezidis and Mandeans also present. The official languages of Iraq are Arabic and Kurdish.

    Iraq has a coastline measuring 58 km (36 miles) on the northern Persian Gulf and encompasses the Mesopotamian Alluvial Plain, the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range and the eastern part of the Syrian Desert. Two major rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, run south through Iraq and into the Shatt al-Arab near the Persian Gulf. These rivers provide Iraq with significant amounts of fertile land. The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, historically known as Mesopotamia, is often referred to as the cradle of civilisation.

    Iraq is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 19 governorates, four of which make up the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Disputes over the sovereignty of Kurdistan Region continue.

    Iraq is a founding member of the UN as well as of the Arab League, OIC, Non-Aligned Movement and the IMF.

    2 Recent Items: Iraq

  • CARICOM, China/Germany, Cyprus & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (21 July 2021)
  • Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers in the Middle East
  • Leave a Comment