InfoToday 2003 - CyberClinics

Iraq War and the Aftermath
Donna Scheeder, Congressional Research Service
Wednesday, May 7th
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Iraq: Reconstruction and Humanitarian Aid

U.N. Agencies

Office of the Iraq Programme Oil-for-Food
Oil-for-Food is a unique program, established by the U.N. Security Council as a temporary measure to provide for the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people.

Mine Action Programme for Northern Iraq
The U.N. Mine Action Services program in Northern Iraq was established in 1997 to locate and remove mines and resolve mine related problems such as raising public awareness, providing medical, rehabilitation and vocational services to mine victims.

UNICEF Programs in South and Central Iraq
UNICEF (U.N. Children's Fund) is an advocate for the protection of children's rights and is tasked to help children living in poverty, reduce childhood death and illness in developing countries, and to protect children in the midst of war and natural disasters.

U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq
UNDP is the U.N.'s global development network that helps countries build

U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Background Paper on Refugees and Asylum Seekers from Iraq at

ReliefWeb Iraq

This page contains the latest major documents and background information pertaining to Iraq. 

This a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and serves the information needs of the humanitarian community.

U.S. Government Agencies

Agency for International Development (USAID) 
Assistance for Iraq

USAID is an independent federal government agency responsible for providing economic and humanitarian assistance around the globe. Information is provided on all USAID assistance programs by country and region.
The Department of Commerce.
The Iraq Reconstruction Task Force assists companies and individuals seeking comprehensive information on securing contracts to reconstruct Iraq.

The Department of Defense
Information in mission, goals and progress to date in Iraq.

The Department of Energy
The Energy Information Administration's Iraq Page. contains Data Forecasts and analysis re energy production and output.

The Department of State
The Department of State is the principal international communications service for the State Department and the foreign affairs community.
See Iraq Update for latest news, including U.S. plans on humanitarian assistance and fact sheets concerning Iraq.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The Army Corps of Engineers provides  information on contract activities to reconstruct the immediate infrastructure including water, electricity
oil and communications.

Major International and Nongovernmental Organizations

This is a very selective list.

Doctors without Borders (known in French as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF)
Iraq Update: Humanitarian Needs in Iraq.
Human Rights Watch (HRW)
HRW is an NGO dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Background on War in Iraq

HRW World Report 2003--Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.
The CNN Web site offers maps on suspected Iraq biological, chemical, and nuclear facilities, potential bases for coalition operations, and general maps on Iraq. Maps include the following: 

"U.S. Military Deployment"

"Potential bases for coalition operations"
The ReliefWeb site is a project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and offers information and maps on areas of the world requiring humanitarian relief. Maps of Iraq located on this Web site,, include "Iraq Airfields," "Oil-for-Food in Iraq," "General Map of Iraq," "ICRC Water and Sanitation Programme--Iraq 1999-2000," and other maps of general interest.

Who's Who

BBC News
Who's Who in Post -Saddam Iraq provides background on the major groups and individuals vying for power .