Iraq’s polluted water supply sickens 120,000 people

Tens of thousands of Basra residents have required hospital treatment because of government mismanagement and neglect.

The largest city in southern Iraq may be rich in oil but Basra’s government leaders are accused of being poor at providing the population with clean drinking water.

Around 120,000 residents have needed hospital treatment in the past year after drinking water polluted with sewage and toxic waste.

Some fear a repeat unless the problem is fixed.

Al Jazeera’s Osama Bin Javaid reports.