Finding Farah (2013): In the aftermath of the Iraq war, doctors reported a dramatic rise in the number of babies born with severe deformities, believed to come from depleted uranium used in munitions. Where are those babies now?
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Three-year-old Farah lives in a Baghdad orphanage. After numerous operations on her badly deformed face, she still struggles with “swallowing, breathing, eyesight”. The government has approved further treatment abroad, but “we’re waiting for them to issue a passport. She has no papers”. In a nation with no proper social security system, help can be a long time coming. “There are millions of disabled people in Iraq. Over 50% of the population receive a disibility allowance”, explains Minister for Social Affairs, Dr Al-Rubayie.
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