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Expert Working Group on Climate-Related Security Risks

An Iraqi protester reacts to tear gas fired by security forces during a protest against the government and the lack of basic services, on August 31, 2018 in the southern city of Basra.Iraq has been gripped by protests over power outages, unemployment, state mismanagement and a lack of clean water. / AFP PHOTO / Haidar MOHAMMED ALI

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