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-----Original Message----- From: Milan Rai <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: 14 January 2001 21:10 Subject: tun myat quotes >Please forward to CASI list, use with press as appropriate > >Voices in the Wilderness UK 7th Sanctions-breaking delegation >6-14 January 2001 > >Interview with UN Humanitarian Coordinator Tun Myat Sat 13 Jan > >Inadequate Purchasing Power: >'whilst the amount of food tha is being provided to every man woman and >child may be sufficient, the sad fact is that the average poor Iraqi >household has become so poor that they can't afford to eat all the food they >get for free... For many of these people, the food rations they get on a >monthly basis represent the major part of their household income because >their incomes have been so hard hit by the currency, the exchange rates and >so forth, that that food that they get is *the* major part of their income >so they can't just eat it - because they have other needs, as we all know... >clothes, travel...' >[emphasis in original] > >Infrastructure Needs: >(Talking about water and sanitation needs, particularly in the South of >Iraq) >'many of the children wind up having serious gastrointestinal diseases - >they go to the hospitals which I repeat have improved over the last four >years - they go to the hospitals, they have treatment. After treatment they >get discharged, they go back to the squalor where they come from, they play >in the mudpits with running sewage all over the place, contaminating the >groundwater from which they drink. They recontract these diseases and its a >vicious circle, with the result that the sort of nutritional improvement >that we're all hoping for has not come about.' > >'water and sanitation: it is, at the end of the day, *the* major killer' > >Hence the Coordinator's recommendation to the UN Security Council in >November to prioritise the electricity and water/sanitation sectors (in that >order). > >Interviewed by Milan Rai, Richard Byrne, Les Gibbons, Zia Choudhury >Voices in the Wilderness UK, 01865 243 232 pager 01523 746 462 (Milan Rai) > >_________________________________________________________________________ >Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com. > > -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email firstname.lastname@example.org Full details of CASI's various lists can be found on the CASI website: http://www.casi.org.uk