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  • Children in the Iraqi village of al-Radathiya crowd around one of two sources of water for their approximately 11,000 population village, east of Najaf. This hole fills up with water from a pump the few times electricity is provided to the village. The water has left many of the villagers with cholera and chronic diarrhea. According to their $680 million, no-bid, contract, Bechtel Corporation is responsible for providing potable water to southern Iraq.
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  • Children in the Iraqi village of al-Radathiya gather water at a river, one of two sources of water for their approximately 11,000 population village, east of Najaf. The river is a kilometer from the village and the water has left many of the villagers with cholera and chronic diarrhea. According to their $680 million, no-bid, contract, Bechtel Corporation is responsible for providing potable water to southern Iraq.
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  • Iraqi women gather drinking water from a small pool on the outskirts of Baghdad. The lack of drinkable water has become a major source of illness in Iraq.
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  • Two-month-old Ali Abd Al-Hussain has had dysentery for 20 days as a result of impure drinking water. Fifty percent of the cases at the al-Alawia hospital are the result of undrinkable water, according to Dr. Mazin Essa.
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  • A young Iraqi boy drinks water leaking from a water main in the al-Maamil neighborhood, located on the outskirts of Baghdad.
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  • Residents of the Taric district of the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad pick their way through raw sewage filling their streets. The sewage seeps into leaky pipes, contaminating the area's water supply.
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  • An Iraqi mother spoon-feeds her infant purified water in a Sadr City health clinic.
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  • An Iraqi girl carries water back to her home in the village of Shaura on the outskirts of Baghdad. 10,000 liters of water is dropped of every other day by the Red Cross for the village of 6000 people.
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  • Electrical engineer Hazim Mohammed (R) works to repair a water pump dating from 1935 at the al-Wathba water treatment plant in Baghdad. The failing water infrastructure in Iraq suffers from old equipment and a lack of spare parts due to the UN sanctions.
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  • An Iraqi woman carries water back to her home in the village of Shaura on the outskirts of Baghdad. 10,000 liters of water is dropped off every other day by the Red Cross for the village of 6000 people.
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  • Electrical engineer Hazim Mohammed (R) works to repair a water pump dating from 1935 at the al-Wathba water treatment plant in Baghdad. The failing water infrastructure in Iraq suffers from old equipment and a lack of spare parts due to the UN sanctions.
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  • A boy in the Taric district of the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad picks his way through raw sewage filling the street. The sewage seeps into leaky water pipes, contaminating the area's drinking supply.
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  • A worker at the Al-Safa Company carries empty bottles into the factory to be refilled in Baghdad. Many upper-class families have purified water dispensers in their homes.
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  • Students look over documents at the al-Wathba water treatment plant in Baghdad. Many of these students will go on to work at water treatment centers throughout Iraq.
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  • Water drips from a tap in front of bags of aluminum sulfate used for settling at the al-Wathba water treatment plant in Baghdad. The aluminum sulfate is of such poor quality that much of it is unusable. The failing water infrastructure in Iraq suffers from old equipment and a lack of spare parts due to the UN sanctions.
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  • Contract workers for the Baghdad Water Authority expand the drinking water system in the Taric district of the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad.
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  • An Iraqi woman carries water back to her home in the village of Shaura on the outskirts of Baghdad. 10,000 liters of water is dropped of every other day by the Red Cross for the village of 6000 people.
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  • An Iraqi mother spoon-feeds her infant purified water in a Sadr City health clinic.
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  • An Iraqi woman carries water back to her home in the village of Shaura on the outskirts of Baghdad. 10,000 liters of water is dropped of every other day by the Red Cross for the village of 6000 people.
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  • Young Iraqi boys drink water leaking from a water main in the al-Maamil neighborhood, located on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq.
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  • Young Iraqi boys drink water leaking from a water main in the al-Maamil neighborhood, located on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq.
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  • An Iraqi infant suffers from dysentery as a result of impure drinking water. Fifty percent of the cases at the al-Alawia hospital are the result of undrinkable water, according to Dr. Mazin Essa.
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  • Two-month-old Ali Abd Al-Hussain has had dysentery for 20 days as a result of impure drinking water. Fifty percent of the cases at the al-Alawia hospital are the result of undrinkable water, according to Dr. Mazin Essa.
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  • Three-month-old Ali Sarahan has been in the al-Alawia hospital for two weeks with chronic diarrhea caused by impure drinking water. Fifty percent of the cases at the hospital are the result of unpotable water, according to Dr. Mazin Essa.
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  • Hassan Hamed spreads new sand in a filter at the al-Wathba water treatment plant in Baghdad.
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