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Iraqis have endured invasion, economic stagnation, wars, sanctions and internal conflict for decades.

Today, in the aftermath of the 7-year war in Iraq, citizens lack even the most basic services, leaving many of them feeling helpless, desperate and in utter disbelief that their homeland is still in a state of chaos.

The UN, however, is promising to create a better future for the people of Iraq. But will it be able to achieve this and, if so, how?

This episode of Inside Iraq aired from Friday, August 20, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera