Year: 2003 Source: 33p. SIEC No: 20030139

This manuscript examines the physical & mental well being of children in Iraq in January 2003. Various social conditions within Iraq are discussed: the depletion of family resources, malnutrition & traumatic loss. The researchers found that 37% of children in the survey sample felt that life was not worth living most of the time, & 17% felt that sometimes life was not worth living. (81 refs.) (AK)