Isn’t it bad enough that the republicans wanted to start a war in Iraq when Iraq was not threatening us? And then they mismanaged the whole war and still can’t get the electricity turned on? And they tortured prisoners. And they let the contractors run around killing everybody. But that’s not all. NOW there’s a new problem with Iraq: cholera, a painful and deadly disease.
BAGHDAD, 7 October 2007 (IRIN) – Despite the efforts of the Iraqi government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to contain a recent cholera outbreak, the disease has already spread to half of the country and has also crossed the border into Iran, according to WHO and Iranian authorities.
Photo: Many children living in displacement camps are suffering from acute diarrhoea. This child, who lives in a camp near the Syrian border, is suspected to have cholera
Photo: Afif Sarhan/IRIN
Refugee camps on Iraq’s borders and inside Iran, Syria and Jordan have been warned of the outbreak by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).