Red Cross: Iraqis Face ‘Unbearable and Unacceptable’ Suffering
Posted on Apr 11, 2007
A new report from the Red Cross says living conditions in Iraq, from healthcare to general safety, continue to worsen. One woman interviewed by the ICRC said it would be helpful if someone removed the bodies piling up in front of her house so her children wouldn’t have to look at them on the way to school.
In another section, a humanitarian worker described witnessing a 4-year-old asking his decapitated mother to explain what had happened to her. They had been shopping when a bomb exploded.
The Red Cross says every aspect of life in Iraq is getting worse—a trip to the market has become a matter of life and death.
“Once I was called to an explosion site,” Saad, a humanitarian worker, is quoted as saying in the report.
“There I saw a four-year-old boy sitting beside his mother’s body, which had been decapitated by the explosion. He was talking to her, asking her what had happened. He had been taken out shopping by his mum.”