© 2022 All Rights reserved WUSF
News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

War Update: Basra Water

NPR's Michael Sullivan reports that while security remains an issue in the southern port city of Basra in Iraq, the real issue for the city's million residents is water. A month after the war in Iraq began, there still is no running water in Basra and what fresh water there is is being trucked in to be distributed, by the bucket, by British Marines.

Copyright 2003 NPR

Michael Sullivan
Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.
WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.