The fledgling Republic of Iraq is still dangerous in certain parts of the country, but areas of stability continue to grow. These peaceful regions have attracted a number of international non-governmental organizations or NGOs that are working to help improve the lives of Iraqis who have suffered under years of conflict.

 

Iraqi Dental Work

BandS traveled to Iraq for the first time in 2008 to see how it may help in the recovery of this war torn country. While in the Kurdish region, Dr. Bailey coordinated with another NGO to conduct an impromptu dental clinic in the town of Sulaimaniyah. The area was safe and all security operations were conduct by Iraqi forces. The people were also very friendly and eager to show there great appreciation for BandS participation in the dental clinic.

 

Dr. Bailey met with city officials in Sulaimaniyah to assess the possibility of conducting wider scale medical missionary trips. During this time, he was taken on a tour of some mass graves where people were buried alive by the previous regime, and he visited a museum that was recently created in an old prison.

 

What role BandS will play in Iraq is still uncertain, but if you are interested in helping, please contact us with your availability or your contribution.

At a Glance

Capital: Baghdad

 

Official languages: Arabic, Kurdish

 

Land Area: 169,234 sq mi

 

Population: 30,399,572

 

Per Capita GDP (Nominal): $2,563

 

Currency: Iraqi dinar (IQD)