There have been a number of significant developments in Iraq since Medact published Enduring Effects of War: Health in Iraq 2004 at the end of November 1. Publication coincided with the problematic Paris Club deal on Iraqi debts. On 30 January 2005 an interim government was elected to serve until the end of the year and in May, the Iraq Living Conditions Survey 2004 2 was published. This was a survey of 21,668 households conducted by Iraq’s Central Organisation for Statistics and Information Technology, the UNDP and Norway’s Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in April and May 2004. The document contained unprecedented data on health, security, infrastructure and living conditions in all the governorates of Iraq. Here we present some of that data and provide a brief overview of recent events in Iraq. We also contacted a number of the sources we used last time and a few new ones for first hand accounts.