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Video: Iraq's children eat from garbage as gov't fails to stop corruption

Iraqi children eat from garbage

 

Iraqi children are eating from trash cans despite the country's huge revenues from oil, a video posted online shows Monday.

 

The footage shows a small kid, who is identified as Hassan, and a small girl, apparently his sister, complaining from their deteriorating economic situation that prompted them to eat from garbage.

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Analysts say such a crisis has stemmed from corruption that went rampant in the country.

 

Iraqi premier Haider Al-Abadi has been making a myriad of promises on fighting corruption and cracking down on those suspected in such cases. But he has gone nowhere. 

 

Speaker of the Iraqi parliament Salem al-Jabouri said the government was unable to wipe out corruption from the country.

Last Modified: Monday، 16 April 2018 10:44 AM
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