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Internal UN documents on the humanitarian impact of war on Iraq

Released by CASI on 6 March 2003:

United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC),
"UN Inter-agency humanitarian preparedness and response plan for Iraq and neighbouring countries" (20 December 2002)

Released by CASI / CESR on 13 February 2003:

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs,
"Integrated Humanitarian Contingency Plan for Iraq and Neighbouring Countries" [Confidential Draft] (January 7, 2003)

United Nations Executive Committee for Peace and Security,
"Portrait of Iraq" [Strictly Confidential] (January 7, 2003)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
"Portrait of the Current Socio-Economic Developmental Situation and Implications in Iraq Based on Specified Scenarios" [Confidential] (January 20, 2003)

The Center for Economic and Social Rights obtained these confidential documents from several UN personnel who believe that the potential humanitarian impact of war is a matter of global public concern that should be discussed fully and openly. For further information, please contact Roger Normand, CESR Executive Director (tel +1-718-237-9145 ext. 12, or Sarah Zaidi, CESR Research Director (tel +1-718-237-9145 ext. 19, in the US, or Glen Rangwala (07880 665731) in the UK.

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Released by CASI on 7 January 2003:

"Likely humanitarian scenarios", confidential draft UN document (10 December 2002)


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