|Type of Event:||Flood|
|Location of Event:||Iraq|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2019-04-15|
|Time of Charter Activation:||13:10|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC+03:00|
|Charter Requestor:||Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)|
Torrential rain has caused widespread flooding in Iraq. Thousands of people have been forced to evacuate their homes.
A state of emergency has been declared due to the damage caused and large area affected.
Basra province has particularly been affected by the floods, where an estimated 40,000 acres of crops have been flooded.
The Tigris River has reached its peak, with some provinces experiencing flooding where the river has overflowed.