Nestled in the heart of northern Iraq lies Erbil, the bustling capital of the Kurdistan Region that has faced multiple challenges related to water scarcity. The city’s arid climate and limited water sources have caused an ever-increasing need for drinking water each year. However, with a soaring population growth, the available water supply has become scarce and under immense pressure. Moreover, the rapid expansion of housing units has led to the neglect of greenery and consequently, a scarcity of public parks and recreational areas, resulting in detrimental effects on the physical and mental wellbeing of residents. But all hope is not lost as Hasar, a leading organization, has taken the reins to carry out innovative and strategic projects aimed at combating climate change and increasing the amount of greenery in Erbil. With a specific focus on household water treatment, Hasar has mobilized a force of more than 300 passionate volunteers, making it the first organization to spearhead these essential initiatives in Erbil.
Nestled amidst the breathtaking natural landscape of the Kurdistan Region, Sulaimani stands out as one of the most captivating cities. Like many other cities in Iraq and the region, Sulaimani faces a host of challenges related to water scarcity, inadequate green spaces, deforestation, and rampant burning. But fear not, as Hasar is on a mission to make a significant impact in the region. With a team of 66 dedicated volunteers and members, Hasar has set its sights on Sulaimani, determined to replicate its success in Erbil. Through a series of groundbreaking projects and activities, the organization aims to increase greenery, create vast forests and environmental parks, and safeguard the city’s precious forests. At Hasar, we believe that every city deserves a sustainable and thriving future, and Sulaimani is no exception.
Nestled amid the captivating natural beauty of the Kurdistan Region, Duhok boasts a charm that is hard to resist. Despite its stunning landscapes, Duhok, like many other cities, is not immune to the challenges related to a dearth of greenery and water during the sweltering summer months. Rapid development has led to an alarming surge in concrete structures, leaving little open space for residents to unwind and bask in the glory of nature. This has had detrimental effects on public health, given the lack of opportunities for exercise and fresh air. But at Hasar, we are determined to bring about a significant transformation. With a team of 33 committed volunteers and members, we have set our sights on Duhok, embarking on projects and activities that will increase greenery, create vast forests and environmental parks, and protect the city’s invaluable natural resources. As we march towards a sustainable and vibrant future for Duhok, Hasar continues to uphold its values of dedication, innovation, and community-building.
Situated in the midst of the Kurdistan Region, Halabja stands as one of the most strategically significant cities, with a storied history marred by numerous human disasters. But despite its resilience, Halabja is not immune to the challenges related to greenery and water. The city has long struggled with clean water issues due to the disturbing amalgamation of fresh water and sewage. But at Hasar, we believe that every obstacle can be overcome with the right approach. With a team of 15 dedicated volunteers and members, we are committed to combating the devastating effects of deforestation and rampant burning in the city’s natural forests. In the future, we are bringing our expertise and passion to Sulaimani, just like we did in Erbil, where we will carry out a range of groundbreaking projects and activities. Our mission is simple: to increase the greenery, create vast forests and environmental parks, and safeguard the forests in and around Halabja, ensuring a sustainable future for generations to come. At Hasar, we are dedicated to creating a world where nature and humanity coexist in harmony, and Halabja is no exception.
Surrounded by majestic mountains on all sides, Soran is a city located northeast of Erbil that boasts a breathtaking natural location. Despite the city’s beauty, reports indicate that Soran has a distressingly low greenery rate of less than 5%, leading to health problems in the hot summer months. To combat this issue, Hasar has enlisted the help of 60 passionate members and volunteers who are committed to restoring the city’s green spaces. We’ve also established agreements with the Soran Independent Administration and Soran University, as we recognize the importance of forging strong partnerships in the community. In the future, we have several exciting projects and activities planned in Soran that aim to increase the greenery rate and create beautiful forests and environmental parks. At Hasar, we believe that every city deserves a vibrant natural landscape that its residents can cherish and enjoy, and we’re dedicated to making that a reality in Soran.
Situated amidst the lush forests of a mountainous region, Sidakan district holds a special place in the heart of Hasar organization. While the area benefits from a relatively stable water supply, there’s a concerning lack of greenery in the region, partly due to the cutting down of trees for firewood during the colder months. However, Hasar is determined to reverse this trend, and we currently have a passionate group of members and volunteers working in the area to achieve our goal. In the near future, we’re excited to launch several forest conservation projects in Sidakan district, with the aim of protecting the natural beauty of the area and promoting a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for its residents. At Hasar, we believe that preserving our natural resources is a vital task, and we’re proud to be leading the charge in Sidakan district.
Kirkuk, a city in Iraq, faces environmental challenges related to water and greenery. Currently, Hasar has 4 volunteers working in Kirkuk to address these issues. The city’s limited water resources and lack of green spaces lead to health problems, highlighting the need for more opportunities for exercise and fresh air. Hasar aims to carry out projects and activities in Kirkuk to increase the city’s greenery, create parks and recreational areas, and protect the environment for future generations. With ongoing efforts and community involvement, Hasar hopes to make a positive impact on the environmental well-being of Kirkuk.
Baghdad, the capital city of Iraq, faces significant environmental challenges related to water and greenery. The city has suffered from a lack of access to clean water due to pollution and outdated infrastructure, while the high population density and rapid urbanization have led to a significant reduction in green spaces. Hasar currently has only 2 volunteers in Baghdad. Despite the limited number of volunteers, Hasar is committed to carrying out projects and activities in the city, like in other cities in Iraq, to promote environmental protection and conservation efforts. These projects may include increasing the number of green spaces, establishing environmental parks, and addressing issues related to water pollution and access to clean water.