Thursday, 20 March 2008
The war five years on: The mainstream media tells us Iraq is a more stable place, but UNICEF says otherwise...
Conditions for displaced children and the communities hosting them are worsening. The increasing numbers of displaced families are creating an overwhelming demand for basic services. Most displaced families are living in communities that are already poor and often also badly affected by violence and insecurity.
Children’s education is also being compromised. Many schools suffer from overcrowding and are now forced to hold multiple shifts. Displaced children are less likely to stay or complete the school year.
Most children have experienced stress at various levels, with fear and anxiety becoming a major concern. From the remote marshlands of southern Iraq to the unstable cities around Baghdad and the mountains of the Kurdish north, children’s stories reveal the damage inflicted by conflict.
UNICEF is working across Iraq, delivering humanitarian assistance even in the most insecure areas.
Saturday, 25 August 2007
Iraqi Boy Who Was Burned By Masked Men To Have Treatment In U.S. August 25, 2007 AHN
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
” Christian Today > Iraqi Children Afflicted By Scars After Witnessing Acts Of Violence
World Vision International have released a report entitled 'Trapped! The disappering Hopes of Iraqi Refugee Children' revealing the terrible pyschological scars Iraqi children are suffering from witnessing acts of violence and death first-hand. The report coincides with World Refugee Day that took place yesterday.
It has illustrated 43 percent of children have witnessed acts of violence and 39 percent have had someone close die due to violence. It highlights that educationa and healthcare are key to helping these children cope with the trauma.
Sergeant Michael Beale told CNN News:
"I saw children that you could see literally every bone in their body that were so skinny, they had no energy to move, no expression."
The store room however was full of food and clothing for the children. Read more here:Patrol discovers horrific abuse of Iraqi orphans Iraq Guardian Unlimited