Photographs: Iraq: Iraq22

An Iraqi family from Basra registers themselves as refugees at the UNHCR centre in Damascus. Their four-year-old daughter has tumours on her spine that are believed to be cancerous. Unable to find proper medical treatment in Iraq, the family left the country. The use of depleted uranium in the first Gulf War by US forces has lead to high rates of cancer.

An Iraqi family from Basra registers themselves as refugees at the UNHCR centre in Damascus. Their four-year-old daughter has tumours on her spine that are believed to be cancerous. Unable to find proper medical treatment in Iraq, the family left the country. The use of depleted uranium in the first Gulf War by US forces has lead to high rates of cancer.