🔴But the degree of destruction coupled with deep-rooted corruption have hindered efforts to rebuild the city, Ali Al Bayati, a member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights told The National.

🔴None of the government promises over the last few months have been met, Mr Al Bayati said. “Job opportunities and unrealistic promises, as well as disagreement between Basra’s governor and members of the provincial council continue.”

🔴There has been no process on planned water and electricity projects, he said. “Basra’s security situation is also fragile as tribal conflicts are increasing, despite some progress made after it was implemented in Article Four of Iraq’s antiterrorism act,” Mr Al Bayati said.

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