21 March 2007 - Baghdad families face water emergency as funding falls short

Tape#: JN7009
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© UNICEF Iraq/2007

Families struggle for access to safe water in the rundown Baghdad neighbourhood of Sab’ Qsoor.

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Production date: 28 February 2007

Duration: 2:15

Keywords: UNICEF, children, water, Iraq, diarrhoea, water born diseases

Main shooting locations: Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq

Main sequences: For the last 3 years, UNICEF-supported water tanker trucks have been delivering water in places like Baghdad’s run-down neighbourhood of Sadr City, providing a lifeline to destitute families coping with the country’s chronic shortage of drinking water. But the water tankering services that help tens of thousands of people in Baghdad each day have had to be suspended due to insufficient funds. 

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