Man in Baghdad, 2003, photo by Alexandre Carle, courtesy of the Humanitarian Information Center for Iraq  UNICEF/HQ03-0002/ SHEHZAD NOORANI
Iraq: Asma Lateef holds her six-month old baby, Rahma, who suffers from an acute respiratory infection, at Baghdad's Al-Mansour Paediatric Teaching Hospital. Some 25 per cent of children under five in southern and central Iraq suffer from chronic malnutrition.  UNICEF/HQ03-0033/ SHEHZAD NOORANI
Iraq: A young woman attends the UNICEF-supported Akad Primary School in the village of Al-Alyaa, 40 km north of Basra, that provides basic education, life-skills and other training to older girls who were previously unable to go to school. (c) OXFAM/John Cosgrove
Water continues to be one of the biggest problems and UNICEF is trucking water into Iraq. As soon as the tankers appear, large crowds gather to collect water. Demand for water will grow in the next two months as temperatures start to soar. United Nations Development Group

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Education Fact Sheet, 8 August

Task Manager:  Jeffrey Waite, Senior Education Specialist, World Bank  (

Composition of Needs Assessment Team:
Team Leaders:
Ahmed Ferej - Secondary and Vocational Training 
Geeta Verma - Primary Education 
 Baerbel Stark - Higher Education

Nayab Al-Dabbagh, UNESCO
Mohammed Allak, Economist, World Bank
Nestor Balmores, UNESCO
Regina Bendokat, Regional Education Sector Manager, World Bank 
Fabienne Bessonne, EC 
Peter Buckland, Sr. Education Specialist, World Bank 
Mohamed A. Bile, UNICEF
Dorothy Mazaka, CPA 

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