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Pollution in the Middle East & North Africa

Iraqi fishermen row their boat across flare stacks burning at the Nahr Bin Omar field, north of the southern Iraqi port of Basra, on January 21, 2021. Hussein FALEH / AFP


The Middle East and North Africa, a region which has one of the highest concentrations of oil reserves in the world, the problem of pollution is dire. The intensive extraction of oil, but also heavy traffic, desertification, deforestation and conflicts all contribute to the deadly impact of pollution on the environment and on people’s health.

Fanack’s Pollution file presents an analysis on  causes, effects and possible solutions to one of the most important issues affecting the world today.

Our mission is to offer a worthwhile contribution to the publication of balanced background up-to-date information on the topic from an Arab perspective.

Latest Pollution Articles

Below are the latest articles related to pollution. Please check the side navigation menu to learn more about specific Middle-Eastern and North-African files related to the environment.