Some members of the Chya the Green Organisation in Marivan, Kurdistan province, gathered in front of the governor’s office on 7 August to protest against the neglect of forest fires in the region by government institutions.

The demonstration was held after the fire in the Ghalay Marivan forests was taken under control.

In the last ten days, the forests around Marivan have been deliberately set on fire more than 17 times by unidentified people.

Every time the fire has been contained by the efforts of the fire fighting teams of the Chya the Green Organisation. The government institutions have not taken any measures to contain and deal with the fires.