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Iraq: Health

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of higher than usual (a) birth and (b) other health defects in the population of Fallujah, Iraq. (300528)

Officials in the Department for International Development (DFID) have received reports from the Child Victims of the Iraq War Foundation of high rates of foetal abnormalities and infant deaths in Fallujah. At present, the situation remains unclear due to discrepancies in the data available from a range of sources on this topic. DFID has requested further information on this issue from various international medical organisations operating in Fallujah.