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 Council.
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 study!
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.