Despite oil wealth, Iraq's Basra plagued by broken infrastructure, poverty and violence
A Rudaw journey to Iraq’s port city of Basra
Basra-Iraq Tour / Yes Iraq Is Not A Bad Place
Basra, is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab between Kuwait and Iran. It had an estimated population of 2.5 million in 2012. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr.