Not enough caskets

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According to a Turkish paper, not only are many Iraqis too poor to afford coffins for the dead, but: "Coffin makers are unable to keep up with the demand for caskets in Iraq where tens of people die every day due to the continual armed attacks and bombings.



"One of them, Abbas Hussein said: 'Not everyone in Baghdad has the money to buy a coffin. People have difficulty earning their living, how will they find money for a coffin? Poor people bury their relatives using the coffins that individuals have donated to the mosques.'" (Zaman via CLG)

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