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Iraqi children face long odds in fight to live

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Rufus_1611, May 8, 2007.

  1. Rufus_1611

    Rufus_1611 New Member

    Oct 27, 2006
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    Iraqi children face long odds in fight to live

    LONDON - The chance that an Iraqi child will live beyond age 5 has plummeted faster than any other nation in the world since 1990, according to a report released yesterday that placed the country last in child-survival rankings.

    One in eight Iraqi children died of disease or violence before reaching their fifth birthday in 2005, said the report by Save the Children, an independent, nonprofit charity. Iraq ranked last because it made the least progress toward improving child-survival rates, the group said.

    Iraq's mortality rate has soared by 150 percent since 1990. Even before the latest war, Iraq was plagued by electricity shortages, a lack of clean water, and too few hospitals.

  2. Filmproducer

    Filmproducer Guest

    :tear: My heart aches for these young victims of circumstance. :tear:
  3. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

    Feb 7, 2002
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    They used to tell us it was depleted uranium that was killing them. You know, the depleted uranium the US was accused of leaving behind after the first Gulf War. Now it wasn't that after all, but lack of electricity, clean water, and too few hospitals. Whatever works, I guess.