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Four Years after the Fall of Saddam, Iraq Is Beset by Increasing Human Misery


April 9 is the fourth year anniversary of the fall of Saddam's regime; Iraqi people, particularly women and children, are paying the cost.

What "democratic rights"? The right to starve in desperate poverty and absolute social chaos, while most of the reconstruction funds flowing into the country end up either in the pockets of foreign contractors or into the military infrastructure? The right to survive on food rations - for those who are lucky enough still to get them - without a job, amidst constant power failures, chronic fuel shortages, and unsafe drinking water, while terrorists and freedom haters are continuing murdering people? The right of women in some regions to wear the Hijab - under threat of being beaten or tortured if they don't? "Iraq needs the rule of law and order and not militias' intimidation order. The sectarian hate and murder is continuing unabated. The violence is affecting our community in this country. On 19 March 2007, one of our community members, an elderly British Iraqi in Hounslow, lost his grandchild Zahra, in Hay-Aljamia in Baghdad, Zahra was 5, and the evil killers also shot her mother." Said Jabbar Hasan of Iraqi Association in west London.

"Thousands of children have been orphaned, maimed, and badly injured. They are the future generation of Iraq, hate breads hate, and they need help" Said Jabbar Hasan "Beside that, over two million Iraqis fled to Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, International community must not ignore the plight of these people." Said Jabbar Hasan.

For more information please contact Jabbar Hasan on 020 8741 5491 Email: info@iraqiassociation.org

Notes to editors:
  1. Iraqi Association assists people to integrate in the United Kingdom.
  2. Every year Iraqi Association deals with more than 10,000 cases.
  3. We work with local NGOs in Iraq to support children, those who have been affected by war and violence. You can donate online using our secure website www.iraqiassociation.org

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