According to IRIN, the Iraqi funeral industry is booming, fueled by sectarian and terrorist violence.

 Read the full article here.

IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks) is part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, but its services are editorially independent. Its reports do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations and its agencies, not its member states.

I hesitated to point to this article, because this is NOT a political site and I don’t want to advocate a position either for U.S. involvement in Iraq or against involvement.

But in the end, this is an article that points out the necessity of funeral professionals during times of conflict, so I felt it was appropriate to bring to your attention.