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


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