Iraq's poor sceptical about poll promises

After years of government's "empty promises", poverty stricken Iraqis believe elections will not change anything.

    Nearly 10 million Iraqis live on or below the poverty line, making do with less than $5 a day, according to government figures.

    In the campaigning for the elections, poverty has become a big issue, but many of the poorest have no faith that a vote will change anything. 

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from what is called the Tin City, a sprawling slum in the north east of Baghdad where at least 25,000 people live.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Major General SB Moyo addresses the nation after Zimbabwe's military seizes state TV, blocks off government offices.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Can Aamir Khan create lasting change in Indian society or is he just another Bollywood star playing the role of a hero?