violation of children rights
and demand to end sanction in Iraq
26 July 2000
" Every child has
right to have a happy, secure and creative life".
You are aware that more
than 750,000 children have already died in Iraq as a result
of the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq since August 1990.
According to official News Agency "INA" and "World Health
Organization", 6,438 children died in March, mainly
following diarrhea, breathing problems and malnutrition.
The facts are:
Children in Iraq have no access to the necessaries of a
More than 4000 children
die in Iraq each month due to the conditions
caused by this
Children in Iraq lost their access to health and all the
existing facilities for protection against injury and
disease. Millions mostly children are daily facing the
hardships of miserable life due to the lack of medicine,
clean water and nutrition. Almost all leukemia patients
die in Iraq because hospitals are unable to provide
adequate treatment, while these patients can be treated
Instead of leisure, recreation, children are suffering
from mental disorders. The rate of mental disorders
children increased by 124 per cent from 1990 and 1998. The
number of children below 10 suffering from mental distress
rose from 42 percent in 1996 to 56 % in 1997;
Instead of having a healthy and safe environment. Children
have no chose but to end in streets. The number of street
children increased by 77 percent. Some have turned to
crime to survive.
The statistics given by
"UNICEF" and the United Nation hardly pictures the reality.
calls on individuals, and groups to resolutely condemn the
violation of children and human rights and demand to end
sanction in Iraq right now without any preconditions.