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Below find both the FAO/WFP report url and a press release excerpt that summarizes the joint report's findings. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Programme, "Crop, Food Supply and Nutrition Assessment Mission to Iraq", 23 September 2003, http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/J0465e/J0465e00.htm and ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/005/J0465e/J0465e00.pdf Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, press release, "Millions remain food insecure in Iraq despite better harvest", 23 September 2003, http://www.fao.org/english/newsroom/news/2003/22602-en.html Press Release Excerpt: [begin] 23 September 2003, Rome -- Despite a better cereal harvest and the lifting of economic sanctions, according to a report published today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), nearly half of the 26.3 million Iraqis are estimated to be poor and in need of assistance. The effects of war, economic sanctions and three years of severe drought (1999-2001) have seriously eroded the livelihoods base of Iraqis, FAO/WFP said in the food supply and nutrition assessment mission report. Currently about 60 percent of the Iraqi population are unemployed and depend largely on public food rations. While starvation has been averted, chronic malnutrition persists among several million vulnerable people, including some 100 000 refugees and around 200 000 internally displaced people. [end] Nathaniel Hurd Consultant on Iraq policy Tel. (Mobile): 917-407-3389 Fax: 718-504-4224 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 777 1st Avenue Suite 7A New York, NY 10017 _________________________________________________________________ Share your photos without swamping your Inbox. Get Hotmail Extra Storage today! http://join.msn.com/?PAGE=features/es _______________________________________________ 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