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Working In Iraq – The Health Risks

One thing is sure about all wars: disease follows in their trail. Pre-war Iraq was healthier than it currently is. Water and sanitation were not as big a problem as they are now. Lack of clean water brings risk of cholera, which is a nasty, profuse, watery diarrhoea. Once you have it there is no […]

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Carry on cooking

"The following week when apparently I had consumed two tons (sic) of tuna, I just let it go. No doubt there would be a logical explanation. However, when I saw that I had paid 5 dinar for one wenker (again sic), I had to question it." Phil finds that it's not always easy to understand what your domestic staff are up to.

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A ramshackle aircraft built out of tea-chests, a bus's steering wheel, a car exhaust...

Erbil Airways

"Sometimes people start projects and you can tell from the start that they're never going to succeed. Sometimes they surprise you – and then again, sometimes not." Phil takes a break from her daily routine of doing the accounts and being shot at to look at a home-made aircraft...

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