Entry Title: "Depleted Uranium - The silent Genocide?"
Name: Christian Werner/laif , Germany
Category and Expertise: War/Conflict, Professional
Entry Description: Who remembers the Iraq war? The war is over but many people come into contact with the radioactive material – and they contract leukemia. Military uses include defensive armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles. After the Gulf War, the cancer quota rises and a high number of cases of congenital abnormalities was detected. Every day, children are born, who have two heads, no eyes, a spina bifida, palatine clefts or missing arms and legs. The disastrous effects are now visible, but reports and surveys about the consequences are still missing.