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Further to CASI's press release http://www.casi.org.uk/pr/pr030217.html, below is UNICEF material elaborating on the extreme vulnerability of children in Iraq. UNICEF, "Donor Update", 14 January 2003, http://www.unicef.org/emerg/Country/Iraq/030114.pdf * "II. CURRENT HUMANITARIAN SITUATION" UNICEF,"Nutritional Status Under-5s in South/Centre Iraq", 21 November 2002, http://www.unicef.org/media/publications/malnutritionnov2002.doc UNICEF, press release, "Malnutrition down by half among Iraqi children", 21 November 2002, http://www.unicef.org/newsline/02pr63iraq.htm * Mr. Carel de Rooy, UNICEF's chief representative in Iraq: "Despite improvements there are still close to one million children under the age of five suffering from chronic malnutrition in Iraq today - that's nearly a quarter of all children of that age". * "Malnutrition rates are very sensitive to changes in the availability of food at the household level, so the recent gains could be lost," said de Rooy. "If there was an exacerbation of the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, this could seriously affect the distribution of food, leaving children at risk of severe malnutrition once again." Nathaniel Hurd NGO Consultant on United Nations Iraq policy Tel. (Mobile): 917-407-3389 Fax: 718-504-4224 Residential/Mailing Address: 90 7th Ave. Apt. #6 Brooklyn, NY 11217 _________________________________________________________________ MSN 8 helps eliminate e-mail viruses. Get 2 months FREE*. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk