Protection of the Environment in Armed Conflict (PERAC)

  • Living under a black sky

    Conflict pollution and environmental health concerns in Iraq

    December 5, 2017

    ‘Living under a black sky’ reveals how the conflict in Iraq has left a toxic trail of destruction which could have severe health consequences for communities and reconstruction efforts. Among other dangerous developments, the report identifies a sharp increase of hazardous artisanal oil refining.

  • Amidst the Debris…

    A desktop study by PAX, on the environmental and public health impact of Syria’s conflict

    November 9, 2015

    Four years of war in Syria has caused one of the biggest refugee crises in history. About six million Syrians are displaced within Syria, three million have left the country. The intense fighting has damaged many residential and industrial areas in the towns and cities of Syria and civilians living in these areas face a range of threats. Some of these threats come from environmental pollution generated or exacerbated by the conflict. Rubble, wastes, pollution from damaged industry and munitions residues may all present immediate and long-term threats to civilians and their environment.

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