Fears for Iraq's growing number of orphans


Nearly a decade of war and sectarian violence has left Iraq with many orphans and little infrastructure to care for them.

The country has fewer than 200 social workers and psychiatrists and no child protection laws, creating a vacuum that many fear will be used by extremist groups to bring vulnerable children into their ranks.

Caroline Hawley reports from Baghdad.

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