The U.S. built a hospital for Iraqi children with cancer. Corruption ravaged it.

After a devastating hospital fire a month later in the nearby town of Nasiriyah, Sami and his family had had enough. The fire, which killed dozens, quickly spread from flammable sandwich panels used illegally in construction by corrupt contractors, according to health and civil defense officials, and Sami’s father, Hussein, said he knew the same material was used in the Basra. – children’s hospital .

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