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15/06/2011

U.S. ‘Freedom’ For Iraq Devours The Lives Of 15 Million Children

Soldier and Iraqi Children | Public Domain | Wikimedia Commons

HUMAN WRONGS WATCH

‘In the 1970s, Iraq was one of the best countries in the Middle East and North Africa to be a child, but due to decades of war and neglect, it has become one of the worst,says Kadhum Al-Sahir, UNICEF ambassador to Iraq.

Referring unofficially to the consequences of the US-led invasion and military occupation in 2003, called ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’, Al Shair said that  ‘Iraq’s children have endured incredible hardship over the last couple of decades, with hundreds of thousands suffering from the brutal effects of violence and inhumane deprivation.’

The UNICEF ambassador to Iraq mentioned some of the major issues facing Iraq’s 15 million children: 

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