Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq


For information on Iraq since May 2003, please visit

Information Sources:
NGO and religious sites

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Joint initiatives

American Friends Service Committee (US Quakers)

Amnesty International UK

Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America

CARE International UK

  • Press release addressing the potential humanitarian consequences of military action in Iraq, (31 January 2003).

Caritas International

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has launched Crisis in Iraq. This site contains news about weapons inspections in Iraq, expert analysis, information about US policy in the Middle East, and links to key resources.

Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod)

Centre for Strategic and International studies

Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

Christian Aid

Church of England

  • The Church of England's Board for Social Responsibility, "Background briefing: evaluating the threat of military action against Iraq", 20 March 2002. Available in either the original format (pdf file) or in html version, published in the Church Times. Not a formal statement of the position of the Church of England.
  • Article by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, in The Times, 16 October 2001, entitled "Don't repeat the misery inflicted on the Iraqis". Quote: "we have had 11 years of sanctions and there is no doubt they bite. Unfortunately, they have bitten the wrong people. Those who have suffered most are ordinary Iraqis, especially the children".
  • "The Anglican Communion in the 21st Century", address by the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Church Club of New York (14 September 2000).
  • Iraq: A Decade of Sanctions, report by the Church's International and Development Affairs Committee (July 2000).

Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Foreign Policy in Focus

The Fourth Freedom Forum

Franciscans International / Dominicans for Justice and Peace

Global Internally Displaced Persons Project

  • Iraqi page.
  • A summary of the 2001 update can be found here (6 February 2001).

Global Policy Forum

Human Relief Foundation

Human Rights Watch

International Child Health Group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

  • Special report: Iraq: a decade of sanctions (14 December 1999). NOTE: the ICRC incorrectly claims that "United States and British aircraft have continued to bomb targets in the north and south of the country nearly every day since the four-day `Desert Fox' operation in December 1998, which followed Iraq's expulsion of United Nations weapons inspectors". The UNSCOM inspectors were withdrawn by their Executive Chairman, Richard Butler, on the eve of the bombing; the Iraqi government has not allowed their return.
  • ICRC activities: Iraq page.

The International Crisis Group

The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues

The International Humanitarian Law Research Initiative

International Rescue Committee

  • Briefing for US Senate on "the alarming lack of preparedness for emergency relief operations and reconstruction efforts in the event of a war in Iraq". Oral and written versions, both dated 11 March 2003.

International Study Team

Iraq Revenue Watch


Mennonite Central Committee

Middle East Council of Churches

  • Statement on the recent situation concerning Iraq (5 August 2002), opposing the use of force against Iraq and the sanctions regime.

The Middle East Policy Council

Norwegian Refugee Council

Open Society Institute

Oxfam Community Aid Abroad Australia

Religious Society of Friends (British Quakers)

Royal Institute for International Affairs (RIIA)

Refugees International

Save the Children UK (a member of the International Save the Children Alliance)

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom


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