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[Fwd: New payment of 582 million dollars to victims of Iraqi invasion of Kuwait]

   GENEVA, Nov 19 (AFP) - The UN Compensation Commission has just  
paid some 582 million dollars to almost 153,000 victims of the 1990 
Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a statement by the organisation based here 
said Friday. 
   Since its creation in 1991 by a UN Security Council resolution,  
the UN commission has made more than 4.2 billion dollars available 
to 1.45 million victims of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. 
   The fund gets 30 percent of its cash from revenue generated from  
the export of Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products under the UN 
oil-for-food mechanism. 
   The rest of the revenue goes towards buying food and medicine.  

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