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Originally posted by HIFIGUY
Enjoy, it makes the experience in Iraq seem worthwhile.
Did you know that 47 countries have re-established their embassies in Iraq?
Did you know that the Iraqi government employs 1.2 million Iraqi people?
Did you know that 3100 schools have been renovated, 364 schools are under rehabilitation, 263 schools are now under construction and 38 new schools have been built in Iraq?
Did you know that Iraq's higher educational structure consists of 20
Universities, 46 Institutes or colleges and 4 research centers?
Some 4.3 million children are currently enrolled in primary schools, up from 3.6 million in 2000, the most recent year for which data were available prior to this survey. However, there are not enough desks, chairs, or classrooms. Many schools have had to double up, with a quarter of all primary schools in Iraq running two or three shifts per day - meaning reduced classroom time for each shift of students.
In fact, while there are more than 14,000 named primary schools in Iraq, there are only 11,368 actual schools buildings available to house them. Some 2,700 of these need major rehabilitation.
"Iraq used to have one of the finest school systems in the Middle East," said UNICEF Iraq Representative Roger Wright. "Now we have clear evidence of how far the system has deteriorated. Today millions of children in Iraq are attending schools that lack even basic water or sanitation facilities, have crumbling walls, broken windows and leaking roofs. The system is overwhelmed."
Wright said that the decay is the result of over a decade of neglect and under-funding during the sanctions era, as well as the impact of three wars, starting with the Iran-Iraq war.
The survey states that since March 2003, over 700 primary schools had been damaged by bombing - a third of those in Baghdad - with more than 200 burned and over 3,000 looted.
Originally posted by Seekerof
The media's duty is to simply report the facts.
Apparently and obviously, the media manipulation device simply reports one side of the facts when deemed advantageous to do so.
Originally posted by HIFIGUY
Does Iraq have 50,000 children a year dying of manlnutrition still?
“Latest reports are showing that acute malnutrition among young children has nearly doubled since March 2003,” she said. “This means that hundreds of thousands of children are today suffering the severe effects of diarrhoea and nutrient deficiencies.”
She noted that Iraq already had severe problems with malnutrition, water service and sanitation before the war, when 1 in 8 Iraqi children died before the age of five.
“The lack of clean water and adequate sanitation leads to the quick spread of disease, and greatly exacerbates the impact of malnutrition,” Bellamy said. “As always, young children are the most vulnerable.”
Originally posted by svenglezz
What about this fact:
Did you k now that there are 1,192,000 cell phone subscribers in Iraq and
phone use has gone up 158%?
1. Troops would be some....no? guess the troop's can call home...anytime (hope they can anyway)
2. guess lot's of demans for cell's t'a hook up those mines on the road.
But I see someone trying to bring positive things....that's worth the camel right there
And sinces w'r on the fact's issue....what about the Museum and stuff....they all got looted NO? How much that stuff they get back ?
Y'r Canadian friend,