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LIVING WITH DOWN SYNDROME
RANIA, IRAQ: Aras...Aras Pirot Rasul (35) lives in Rania in Iraqi Kurdistan where he works in a kebab shop doing odd jobs. His shift runs from 8 am to midnight (with a long break in the afternoon)...He makes 5000 IQD ($4) a day which he uses to subsidize his rent. The Kurdish government gives him and others disabled by Down syndrome a monthly stipend of 150,000 IQD ($120), but his rent alone is 240,000 IQD ($200)..The year he was born his father died from a heart attack and his mother, Fatma, was left alone to take care of him. As she gets older she worries about his future. "If Aras loses me or if I die what will happen to him? I don't think he'll be able to survive."
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