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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 06/17/2002 6:24:10 PM Central Daylight Time, Ax.Sternberg@t-online.de writes: > . It was suggested that the Northern governorates > where better off in some mysterious way than the Center-South. The > truth is they are under the same sanctions and they receive > proportionally the same amount of medical supplies under the OFF as > the rest of Iraq, they suffer from irregular supplies through that > programme because of deliberate obstruction by Baghdad and because > of a slow UN machine > The following information, taken directly from UNICEF, contradicts this assertion. Sixty-six percent of the Oil for Food Programme revenue (53% for south/centre and 13% for the north of Iraq) is allocated for the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi population. The southern and central regions of Iraq, home to 85% of the population, is provided with 38% less per capita share of the Oil for Food Programme than the north. UNICEF supported mortality and nutrition surveys have shown that the humanitarian situation is better in the north with lower mortality and malnutrition rates. There are many reasons for this including the per capita disparity in the SCR 986 resources in favour of northern Iraq; the inclusion of a cash component in the programme in the north; the severe depletion of human resources in the south and centre and the positive impact of the large and active NGO community working in northern Iraq. Roger Stroope Peace is a Human Right Austin College _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk