Lessons from the Gulf War: the Human and Environmental Costs

Publication - 17 February, 2003
The human and environmental impacts of the Gulf War were tremendous. Approximately 100,000 Iraqi soldiers and 40,000 to 80,000 Iraqi civilians were killed as a direct result of the war, and those who survived the initial attack have faced untold hardship. Electricity, water and sanitation systems were destroyed; food storage and distribution systems broke down. For many of the survivors, this meant a life of severe malnutrition, disease, and early death.

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