Fuel in Kurdistan: from crisis to big business

Humanitarian expert Stafford Clarry describes the state of agriculture in the Kurdish areas of Northern Iraq after the First Gulf War and the return of refugees to the region. He also paints the picture of a serious fuel crisis at the time and smuggling efforts to bring over necessary supplies to Kurdistan. Government subsidized oil in Iraq proved to be big business for Kurdish businessmen and Turkish truck drivers traveling into the semi-autonomous region.

Storyteller: Stafford Clarry
Date of Story: Spring, 1991
Location of Story: Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Location: Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Date: 20 April, 2016