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A Move from the Marshes to the Mountains (23 images)

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Just like the marshes of southern Iraq are facing drought, the life standards for Arab families are quickly deteriorating. Rahima, 37, was born and raised in Nasiriyah, south of Baghdad, close to the once fertile wetland, but with the marshes being progressively drained - by Saddam first and due to the dams in Turkey and Iran now - she chose to move to the mountainous Kurdistan in 2006. She now lives in Goktapa village, 80km west of Sulaymaniyah, together with her family of two kids and her...
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