From the Times Online
Life for ordinary Iraqis is getting worse as they try to live with a poor
healthcare system, little electricity, a shortage of drinking water and
bodies left lying on the streets in unsanitary conditions, a report by the
Red Cross has revealed.
A mother living in Baghdad told the Red Cross that dead bodies were a constant
reminder of the conflict. “The most important thing that anyone could do
would be to help collect the bodies that line the streets in front of our
homes every morning. No one dares touching them,” she said.
“For us it is unbearable to have to expose our children to such images every
day as we try to bring them to school.”
This morning a community leader from the Jihad area of west Baghdad pleaded
with the Iraqi Interior Ministry to clear the bodies from the streets in the
area. He said: “We have five bodies in the street and nobody dares to
Although the army does most of the fighting, it is left to the police to clear
away the dead bodies.