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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Water Supply and Sanitation

Water Supply & Sanitation Fact Sheet, 4 August

Task Manager:  Carel de Rooy, UNICEF (

Composition of Needs Assessment Team:
Team Leader:
William Fellows, UNICEF 
Amir Al-Khafaji, Lead Operations Specialist, World Bank  
Kanthan Shankar, Senior Operations Specialist, World Bank  
Mohammed Lamine Dahoui, UNIDO  
Saad Mohammed Sagar, DG Wat San   
Ghazi Naji Majeed, Deputy DG Wat San   
Ibrahi Mustafa, DG Baghdad Sewage Administration   
Percy Stanley, Senior Advisor Water and Sanitation, CPA 
Rich Heire, CPA
Yousif Toma, Germany  
Raimondo Flores, EC  

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