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Water and humanitarian support are not reaching Iraq yet
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Friday, 11 April 2003
Fear and chaos in Iraq is hampering efforts to bring food, water, and medicine to the beleaguered population, say international aid agencies. UNICEF said it had problems reaching women and children, while the Red Cross revealed it had temporarily stopped work in Baghdad because of the unpredictable situation. The group CARE said the four-year drought and the fact that only one of 13 sewage treatment plants in central and southern Iraq has been operational since 1991 meant water treatment facilities were struggling to cope. The World Health Organization said Baghdads lack of clean, safe water, made hospital surgery more of a threat than a solution, and reported hospital electricity generators were on the point of collapse. Despite yesterdays televised scenes of jubilation in the Iraqi capital, fierce fighting was reported this morning in suburbs.
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