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CORRECTION Child Malnutrition figure S-G report 18 May 2001

2 million malnourished children in Iraq

Dear All

I've been meaning to make this correction for a very long time. My 
apologies for misleading folk earlier.

In my earlier summary regarding the last S-G report on oil-for-food, I 
said there were no statistics regarding chronic/acute malnutrition 
among children, as there used to be. I chased UNICEF and got 
nowhere - they said some figures might be released soon. 

But in paragraph 71 it says, 'Roughly 5,000 metric tons of high-protein 
biscuits were distributed equitably to targeted malnourished children 
under five years of age (2.16 million) and pregnant/lactating women 
(550,000) during the period under review'. 

Of course you can download the whole report from

What this says is that in the last Phase there were over 2 million 
children in Iraq who the UN considered 'malnourished'.

That doesn't mean 'chronically malnourished' or 'acutely 
malnourished'. We don't have a standard of comparison with past 
figures. But I think it is legitimate to say, 'There are over 2 million 
malnourished children in Iraq right now, according to the UN.'



Milan Rai
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