In the past two weeks, south-western cities of Iran – historically known as Arabistan (Khuzestan officially) – have been witnessing protests against water shortage.
Drought of marshlands has destroyed livelihood of thousands. (Supplied)
Some areas have turned semi-arid due to unauthorized construction of dams. (Supplied)
Isfahan has been boosted as the leading attraction by Iran to European tourists. (Supplied)
Refusal to meet the water needs of various cities in Arabistan has caused the drought of marshlands. (Supplied)
Human chains in front of water and sewage companies in Abadan have become routine. (Supplied)
Hundreds of villages have been wiped out and villagers been forced to live in the outskirts of bigger cities such as Ahwaz. (Supplied)