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Social and Healthcare Rights

Probe of living conditions for residents of a Sulaimaniyah slum.

The feature reported on the Qalawias apartment block in Sulimaniyah, which is an abandoned academic building and not suitable accommodation for the poor residents who live there. The block has very little access to basic services and residents struggle to obtain water and other essentials, as a result of which many of their children have fallen ill from drinking dirty water.