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Re: [iac-disc.] Encouragingarticle about Iraq Sanctions

> My understanding is that the UN figures are referring to deaths due to the
> sanctions. The latest figure I know of is that 1.2 million people have
> died from the sanctions. This was reported by the UN FAO in 1996, I
> believe.

The FAO 1995 survey did not produce an estimate of total child mortality.
Some analysts working for the FAO did produce their own estimate (576,000
children under five) which they had to withdraw about a year later because
the next FAO survey threw up different figures and a radically lower

If anyone has an estimate made by a UN agency or by a UN official of the
total cumulative death toll attributable to sanctions, they should share it
with these lists (preferably with references).

Voices UK is not aware of any such estimate. We don't believe one has been
made (so far).

Best wishes


Milan Rai
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