A Letter from Concerned International Non-Governmental Organizations Regarding the Humanitarian Consequences Of War In Iraq

Published: 25 April 2006

Dear Ambassador Pleuger, The public meeting of the Security Council on 27 January made no reference to the humanitarian vulnerability of millions of Iraqi civilians. As international non-governmental organizations responding globally to human need, some of us particularly focused on the plight of children, we are deeply concerned that the Council is consistently overlooking the grave humanitarian consequences of potential military intervention on civilians. Internal UN and NGO planning scenarios demonstrate conclusively that the children of Iraq in particular are much more vulnerable to war today than they were in 1991.