Hans Von Sponeck BRussels Tribunal

Since the years of war, sanctions and occupation, Iraq’s once state-of-the-art medical system has all but  collapsed.  Malnutrition and diseases, almost forgotten in Iraq, such as respiratory infections; measles; typhoid fever and tuberculosis have re-emerged on a large scale. The planned  destruction of water and sanitation facilities , especially in the 1991 war,  and recurrent drug shortages, throughout the period of sanctions and after the 2003 invasion, promoted significantly  ill-being, morbidity and mortality in the country (WHO). (more…)