posted on Apr, 5 2005 @ 05:40 PM
The US and UK are denying reports that the war in Iraq has lead to massive food shortages. These food shortages are being blamed for the sahrp
increase in malnourished children in Iraq. The number of malnourished under fives in the country has almost doubled since the US led invasion of
A UN report last week said malnutrition in under-fives had almost doubled since the US-led invasion of 2003.
The UK government says hunger levels fell between 2000 when a Unicef survey was carried out and 2004 when the Iraqi Statistical Office did its own
About 8% of Iraqi children are now going hungry compared with 4% under former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, Mr Ziegler told the UN Human Rights
Commission meeting in Geneva
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There are so many for and against arguments about the Iraq war, but no matter what our reasons were for invading, wether it be oil, weapons of mass
desruction or genuinely wanting to free the Iraqi people from their evil dictator, innocent children do not deserve to be starving.
The figures in this article show that whilst in Saddams so called evil regime, the youth of Iraq were being fed alot better than they are now.
The coalition can carry on with the occupation of Iraq but Iraq's future, the children, must be cared for properly if they want Iraq to have a
[edit on 5/4/2005 by MickeyDee]