Iraq UN Embargoes:
United Nations and UNICEF estimate that the United Nations sanctions on Iraq
resulted in the death of approximately 1.5 million people, including the death
of over 500,000 children under age of 4. In 2002, a 12 non-governmental
organizations study group said that the U.N. economic embargo against Iraq was
flawed because it severely hurt the Iraqi people while sparing the country's
leaders. The United States and the United Kingdom used their veto power to
prolong the sanctions, bear special responsibility for perpetuating the
sanctions against the wishes of the vast majority of the 15-member Security
The oil for food program was a joke, if all the money attained from the program
was used to buy food, it would have worked out to $170 per year per person. This
has been calculated to be 1/4 that needed to feed a dog at the time.
Iraq after the US Led Invaision of 2003:
A study conducted by the FAFO Institute for Applied Social Science, a Norwegian
research group, found in November 2004 that acute malnutrition among Iraqi
children between the ages of six months and five years has increased from 4
percent to 7.7 percent since the US-led invasion.
The UK Lancet (independent and authoritative voice in global medicine) in July
2006 reported that over 600,000 have been killed since the invasion. The UK
Government publicly rejected the findings of Lancet until a FOI conducted by the
BBC found that the Governments Chief Scientist actually agreed with the Lancet
In 2006 US Johns Hopkins University and the Al Mustansiriya University in
Baghdad confirmed the UK Lancet figures by estimating that 655,000 more people
have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have
died if the invasion had not occurred.
The UK ORB completed the latest and most comprehensive poll in October 2007
(polled many more regions in Iraq), they estimate 1,220,580 deaths since the
U.S. invasion in 2003.
November 2007 polls (1.2 million dead) and UN Sanctions (1.5 million dead)
indicate a total of at least 2.7 million civilian deaths due to Iraq sanctions
and the US invasion of Iraq.