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[casi] Iraqi children - how many lives saved and how many lost?

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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

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