On May 1, Iraq was covered in a thick sheet of yellow as it experienced the latest in a series of dust storms. Dust storms have become increasingly common in Iraq. As reported by The Guardian, many people have been hospitalised with respiratory problems. A thick layer of dust has covered the capital city of Baghdad. As reported by The Guardian, flights were grounded because of poor visibility at airports serving Baghdad and the Shiite holy city of Najaf. In April, Iraq experienced a series of storms. Watch the video to know more.