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  • 1. the past decades Iraq’s Morbidity "Iraq is one of the most youthful countriesThe Hard Road rate is lower than Australia at 4.73 deaths annually per 1000 people, in the world- nearly 50% of the popula on isA look into the life of people in post-war Iraq. Indicator Australia Iraq compared to 6.94 in Australia. This less than 19 years old"For the good part of a decade im- ing protec on visas over the last Life Expectancy (2011)# 81.9 69 is because to a latge extent due to the war, Iraq is now one of the most years of schooling (9.8 years) whenages of war torn iraq were beamed three years, behind Afghanistan and compared to Australians (18 years).into the homes of Australians on an Iran. Even more concerning is that Morbidity ^ youthful countries in the world - Gender inequity also has a majoralmost daily basis. We heard stories the number is slightly increasing Prevelance of TB (2009) - per 100 000 7.8 117 nearly 50% of the popula on is less impact on the educa on of childrenof the rapid fall of the notorious dic- (instead of declining as we would Incidence of TB (2009) - per 100 000 6.4 64 than 19 years old (UNDP : 2012). Australia’s death rate is higher due and adolescents in Iraq.tator who governed the country for expect post war): 323 - 2009/2010,over X years and then ongoing vio- 365 - 2010/2011 and 396 in first Mortality (2009)* 62 222 to our ageing popula on. One in ten women in Iraq is a war widow Iraq’s Gross Domes c Product (GDP)lence by extremists from opposing three quarters - 2011/2012 (Depart- Mortality (2009)^ - Death Rate / 1000 6.94 4.73 is less than one 10th of Australia’sreligous groups ment of Immigra on and (Zainab Salbi: 2010). Infant (2009) 4 36 per capita, at $3 370 and $36 910and terrorists. Ci zenship: March 2012). Under-5(2009) 5 44 respec vely. Unfortunatly, like Life The main causes of death and Maternal (2008) 8 75 Expectancy, GDP showed a sig-Since the violence In order for us to under- Morbidity/Burden of Disease also vary greatly. Like most developed nificant decrease between 2000 ($peaked in 2006, stand the reasons why so Burden of Disease * 4468) and 2005 ($2897) and is onlyelec ons in 2010 many seek residence her countries tha main con butor to YLL - Communicable (2008) 6 35 now showing signs of recovery.and the with- including why approxi- Years of Life Lost in Australia is by YLL - Non-Communicable (2008) 79 25 far Communicable Diseases (such asdrawel of American troops on 2011 mately 50% of these are prepared YLL - Injuries (2008) 15 40 When looking at the indicators ex-we have heard less of life in Iraq in to take extreme risks by coming Cancer and Cardio Vascular Disease) at 79%. This category only con b- amined it becomes readily apparentthe media. Does this mean life has here illegally by boat. the Iraq lags behind Australia by a Human Development Index (HDI)# 0.929 0.573 utes 25% in Iraq, where like in mostimproved and all is back to normal? long way in both Health and Hu- Educa on Index 0.981 0.491 war torn developing na ons, Com-If the number of Asylum Seekers To understand this issue we first man Development. Both of these Health Index 0.976 0.774 municable Diseases (such as TB)reques ng Australian refugee pro- need to compare the current health areas have taken a significant hit be- Income Index 0.837 0.495 - 35%, and Injuries - 40%, are thetec on visas from Iraq is anything to status and human development tweem 2003 and 2010 and are now GDP (PPP Int. $)’ $ 36 910 $ 3 370 main causes (WHO: 2011).go by, life must s ll be tough in this levels in Iraq and Australia and in- just star ng to show signs of recov-Middle Eastern country. ves gae the factors that lead to this * World Health Statistics 2011 - W.H.O. ery. Clearly Poli cal Stability and quality of life everyday in Iraq. # International Human Development Indicators 2011- U.N.D.P. When looking at overall Human ^ CIA - World Factbook Development, Australia was ranked War have had a massive impact oonIraq has been the third highest d highest ighes ’ Global Health Observatory (GHO) - W.H.O. the situa on in Iraq. This and issuescountry of origin for those seek- seek- ek- ek The overall Health Status of Aus- much higher at 2nd in the world tralia is much higher than that of (HDI: 0.929), whilst Iraq was ranked such as trade, educa on, healthcare Iraq. According to the latest 132nd (HDI: 0.573). This indicator and gender equity now need to be United Na ons Development can be considered when looking at examined and adresseds if life in quality of life, the amount of op- Iraq is to improve. Program (UNDP) - Health Index, Australia is ranked ons and choices popula on groups 5th in the world, whils have and even the chance these Iraq is ranked 121. Life people have to fulfill their poten- expectancy is almost al. The indicator is determined twelve years longer in by ra ngs in Educa on, Health and Australia than in Iraq % Contribu on to Burden of Disease Income. Iraq Australia (81.9 years to 69 years 15 6 The significant cleavage between respec vely). Sadly Iraq 35 YLL Communicable (2008) 40 YLL Non Communicable health status of Australians com- experienced a decrease (2008) YLL Injuries (2008) pare to Iraqis has already been dis- in life expectancy over 25 79 cussed, alarmingly the gap in educa- the past decade as violence peaked around on and income is even greater. 2006. They have shown some slight improvement in According to the UN Educa on the past year. Index, Australia is ranked 3rd, whilst Iraq is ranked 139th in the world. Due to violence over Iraqis typically a end about half the