By: Ali Rawaf
A few days ago, I was one of the students complaining when my Spanish professor turned off the air-conditioning unit in the classroom so we can hear her better, “It is too hot,” I said.
“Go live in a third world country and you will know what it’s like to be without air-conditioning at all,” she retorted. Her response reminded me of home. Don’t get me wrong, we do have air-conditioning units in
Baghdad before 2003
After the assassination attempt on Saddam Hussein’s son in
As a result of American bombing to the power generating units in
We have named the different sort of electric power we get in
The government sometimes gives only one hour of power a day so that is why Iraqis rely on the owner of the “street generator.”
One of the wire webs caused by the street generators in a Baghdad neighborhood
Picture was taken from Energy Tribune
Dec. 1, 2008
The home generator is another story. It is one of the appliances that an Iraqi house must have. They run on gasoline. Even though, we have a big oil wealth in Iraq, Iraqi still have to suffer waiting in long queues in the middle of the summer to get some gasoline to run those generators. The generators are loud, disturbing, and cannot cover the basic electric need for an Iraqi home.
Picture was taken from Los Angeles Times
March 2, 2008
The government keeps announcing “buying electricity” from
We are an oil-exporting country and we suffer from power shortage and lack of gasoline. Yesterday, Fatima Kamal from the Iraqi newspaper, Azzaman titled her article, “Fuel consumption soars as power supplies dwindle in
Iraqi child studying under the "Lala" light. Lala is a little light lamp that runs on fire fuel.
Picture was take from FB group Iraqi Children