Red Cross: Many Iraqis still lack basics
AP/Yahoo News, March 17, 2008
Five years after the Unted States invaded Iraq, many Iraqis still lack access to basic healthcare, sanitation and clean water, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. Iraqi hospitals lack qualified staff and basic drugs, and their facilities are not properly maintained, according to the agency. Public hospitals in the country only provide 30,000 beds--less than half of the 80,000 needed.