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---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 14:47:32 -0000 From: Medact <email@example.com> To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;> Subject: Collateral Damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq a Medact Report The new Medact report Collateral Damage: the health and environmental costs of war on Iraq has been launched today. Researched and written by international health professionals, this evidence-based analysis examines the likely impact of a new war on Iraq from a public health perspective. Estimates of the total possible deaths on all sides during the conflict and the following three months range from 48,000 to over 260,000. Civil war within Iraq could add another 20,000 deaths. Additional later deaths from post-war adverse health effects could reach 200,000. If nuclear weapons were used the death toll could reach 3,900,000. In all scenarios the majority of casualties will be civilians. The aftermath of a 'conventional' war could include famine and epidemics, millions of refugees and displaced people, and economic collapse in Iraq. Destabilisation and possible regime change in neighbouring countries and more terrorist attacks are possible. Global economic crisis may be triggered through trade reduction and soaring oil prices, with particularly devastating consequences for developing countries. The financial burden will be enormous on all sides, with arms spending, occupation costs, relief and reconstruction possibly exceeding $150-200bn. Your thoughts on the report would be most welcome The report and press release can be found on the Medact web site http://www.medact.org/tbx/pages/sub.cfm?id=556 If you have trouble downloading the files they can be sent by email, requests to Moyra Rushby firstname.lastname@example.org Print copies can be supplied at £3 per copy incl. postage and packing. Moyra Rushby Medact "Moving health and security up the global agenda" email@example.com Tel: +44 020 7272 2020 Fax:+44 020 7281 5717 www.medact.org _______________________________________________ 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