UNICEF Report, 30 April 1998

"Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Iraq"*


Direct quotations and summary* information:

Health - increase of approximately 90,000 deaths yearly due to the sanctions (more than 250 people die every day) (pg. 42)

Oil for Food plan - not reduced widespread suffering, nor provided supplies in full, in a timely manner (pg. 2) (Lack of ) Water Sanitation - resulting in increases in diarrhoea, typhoid, cholera, and viral hepatitis (pg. 52) Economy - breakdown of socio-cultural fabric of the society, due to economic collapse (pg. i) Education - [military] Gulf War and sanctions resulting in limited access to and poor quality of education (pg. i)