A resident of the Iraqi marshes tells artist Akeel Khreef about their declining way of life, which has been threatened by pollution and rising temperatures.

“His lifestyle depends on water,” says Abu Salah, of the resident of the marsh Arabs like himself,“It’s like killing him, to tell him to go to the city,”

“Seven buffaloes all died at once, because they eat polluted grass and drink polluted water. We are dependent on rain and the Mercy of God,” he adds.

Follow Akeel Khreef’s journey here.