“Almost all” of Iraq’s health facilities damaged

Temporary camp in central Iraq. Credit: UNHCR/S. Baldwin (file)

Iraq is one of four countries that urgently needs money to help millions of people suffering from illness and disease, the World Health Organization has said.

Dr Jaffer Hussain, WHO's representative for Iraq, says that almost all of the country's health facilities have been damaged following years of instability and intensifying conflict.

Many health professionals have also left areas of conflict.

Dr Hussain tells Daniel Johnson that those with chronic illnesses should not be forgotten.

Duration: 2’32″

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