Salt, drought decimate buffaloes in Iraq’s southern marshes


              Water buffalos seek out water in the marshes of Chibayish following severe summertime shortages in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              An aerial view of the Chibayish marshes still reeling from the impact of back to back drought that has devastated livestock in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov 19. 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Boats enter a narrow water way in the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq where farmers and buffalo herders have struggled with back-to-back drought in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Iraqi buffalo herders in the marshes of Chibayish collect reeds as water buffalos drink water following a summer of severe water shortages in Dhi Qar province, Iraq, Sunday, Nov.20, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Iraqi fishermen collect reeds along the marshes of Chibayish which have suffered from back-to-back drought in Dhi Qar province, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fishermen prepare to head out into the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq, in Dhi Qar province, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              An Iraqi boy tends to water buffalos in the Chibayish marshes where animals have struggled and died due to high salinity amid water shortages in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil).
            
              An Iraqi fisherman takes his boat out in the Chibayish marshes in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19. 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Razak Jabar makes tea inside his home in the marshes of Chibayish in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Boats enter a narrow water way in the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq where farmers and buffalo herders have struggled with back-to-back drought in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Iraqi girls head out to school on boat in the marshes of Chibayish following a summer of severe water shortages in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Sunday, Nov.20, 2022.. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              Fishermen prepare to head out into the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq, in Dhi Qar province, Iraq,, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              The sun sets as an Iraqi fishermen heads out on his boat in the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq, in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
            
              The sun sets as an Iraqi fishermen heads out on his boat in the Chibayish marshes of southern Iraq, in Dhi Qar, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo Anmar Khalil)
Salt, drought decimate buffaloes in Iraq’s southern marshes