On Friday, 7 April, the BBC News website is asking people across Iraq how they live their lives.
Here, Abdul Mine'm Hasan Mohammed Ali, a 45-year-old Sudanese man, describes the perils of living and working in Baghdad.
I have been working as a watch maintenance technician and dealer in Baghdad since 1990.
However, I am now seriously considering the possibility of going back to Sudan and being reunited with my family as the whole situation here has become extremely dangerous.
The watch technician tries to get home as early as possible
Presently, I am in the process of closing down my business in preparation for travelling to Sudan.
Staying here in Baghdad is no longer good for me. Explosions may happen at any time as a result of a roadside bomb or a car bomb.
I have no other way to save my life but to return to my home here in Baghdad as early as possible.
As a result, I work only for a limited number of hours.
In the past, I used to start work early in the morning and return home only late at night. Now, I go home before sunset.
My relationship with Iraqis is very good and I don't feel any tension when dealing with them.
However, the Iraqi police keep harassing me most of the time. They don't stop asking me about my residence papers and nationality.