This blog post was published on December 2 2004. §
200 Children Die Every Day
A new report by a Norwegian based institute of Applied International Studies “fafo” in cooperation with the Iraq’s Central Office for Statistics and Information Technology, Iraq’s Health Ministry, and the UN Development Program (UNDP), stated that
About 400,000 Iraqi children are suffering from ‘wasting’ and ‘emaciation’ conditions of chronic diarrhea and protein deficiency.
A recent UNICEF report shows that,
“before 1990 and the imposition of sanctions, Iraq had one of the highest standards of living in the Middle East”. Now UNICEF reports, “at least 200 children are dying every day. They are dying from malnutrition, a lack of clean water and a lack of medical equipment and drugs to cure easily treatable diseases”. The UNICEF report shows that, child mortality was not getting any better since the conflict started in 2003 and that the death rate among children was rising.
*Fafo web site here.
*An article about the report on a Norwegian newspaper “Aftenposten” (Norwegian language).
*“GHALI HASSAN” article in English “200 Children Die Every Day”.
*A very good article “Little progress on child mortality”