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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] I have read that there is substantial evidence that in Northern Iraq or Kurdistan, the level of infant mortality has actually gone down as a result of sanctions. This region has a level of autonomy and is allowed to spend the money generated from the Oil-for-food program as it sees fit without control from Bagdad. Can anyone quote a number, based on credible evidence, of the number of children's lives that have been saved in this way? Surely this a vital piece of evidence in the ongoing debate about Iraq. In addition to this important question I have another one. It is also argued that the brunt of sanctions has been felt far more severely in Southern Iraq than in Central Iraq. This is due to the Sunni/Shia spli and Saddam Husseins preference for central Iraq. Can anyone break down the much-quoted figure of 1.5 million civilian deaths for each area of Iraq? Thank you Kieran Gallagher _______________________________________________ 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