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Iraq: ten years after the invasion

19 March 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.

The humanitarian impact of the invasion has been devastating. A lack of security, as well as access to basic services such as sanitation, water and healthcare, continue to affect the lives of millions of Iraqis.

Christian Aid has been working in Iraq for almost 20 years.

As well as providing assistance in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion, our partners are working in both the north and south of the country to support the poorest and most vulnerable communities. We are seeing seeds of hope as families rebuild lives.

In this podcast, Christian Aid’s Middle East programme manager Phoebe Aranki-Stoves, recently returned from Iraq, talks about the situation and our work there - from supporting rural communities to access rights and services from the government to getting female genital mutilation and honour killing prohibited under the law.

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