In 2015, Lebanon witnessed large street protests due to a massive waste crisis after to the shutting down of the Naameh Landfill. Recently, a waste problem has arisen in the Lebanese city of Sidon, which observers speculate, might renew the possibility of another waste crisis.
Police forces belonging to the Directorate of Forestation and Environment in Iraq's northern province of Sulaimani have reported that nearly 500 hectares of forest have been burned down in the past week due to citizen's negligence.
The Al Bu Nahid village in the Iraqi province of Diwaniya has created a green, clean-living, pro-gender equality setting, free from religious and political sectarianism. The initiative was launched by Kadim Hasoon, a local engineer who wanted to raise awareness on issues of health, social attitudes and environment.