Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Child sickness 'soars' in Iraq

UNICEF is claiming that the "number of children in Iraq suffering from diarrhoea and related diseases appears to have risen dramatically in the past year," according to the BBC.

Cholera, dysentery and typhoid cases are 2.5 times higher this year than the last, no doubt due to "the war and the collapse of Iraq's infrastructure," which has "worsened the health hazards, disrupting clean water supplies, damaging sewage systems and halting rubbish collections."