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
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
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.
Programs in South and Central Iraq
UNICEF (U.N. Children's Fund) http://www.unicef.org/ 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.
This a project
of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),
and serves the information needs of the humanitarian community.
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 Iraq Reconstruction
Task Force assists companies and individuals seeking comprehensive information
on securing contracts to reconstruct Iraq.
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. http://usinfo.state.gov/regional/nea/iraq/
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
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:
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.