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Eddie Mair | 16:42 UK time, Monday, 28 September 2009

Some images and words to illustrate the report about the Iraq drought on PM this evening, and the squatter camp that featured in Broadcasting House yesterday.

"Sarieh and Idris Alaa Ad-din, date farmers, Baghdad.

Idris and Sarieh picking mint

Filming at the date farm (we're all multi-media now)

Fishing boat on the Tigris river

Zuhair Hassan Ahmed, national centre for water management.

Preparing to cook the molokhieh (Jews's mallow), a gift from Sarieh and Idris. They grow it alongside the mint and the dates.

Informal settlement, south Baghdad. Hundreds of people, dozens of children. Shacks. No school. A few water taps. No electricity. No food rations - Iraqis with fixed addresses still get ration cards that entitle them to 9 kilos of flour per person per month, 3 kilos of rice, 2.25 kilos of sugar and a litre of cooking oil.

"We're poor. We have nowhere to live"



"We can't sleep at night because of the mosquitoes"

Ghazi Jalil and his wife Zainab, and his son Hussein, aged 12. His mum died. Zainab is is aunt.

"What do you do for a living, Ghazi?" I asked.

"I am a beggar.""


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