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Iraq sanctions lead to half a million child deaths

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1523

Economic sanctions imposed on Iraq since the ending of the Gulf war have been responsible for the deaths of more than half a million children, according to a new study. The study also shows that severe malnutrition is widespread among children in the capital city of Baghdad.

The study, by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, is …

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