6 May 2003
Items for Post-War Iraq Reach Transit Ports in Neighbouring
items from the Oil-for-Food Programme’s humanitarian pipeline
continue to arrive at transit ports in countries neighbouring Iraq.
In the past week, UN agencies have reported the delivery of goods
ranging from water tanks to vitamins, to school supplies, at
transshipment areas in Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan and the United Arab
Emirates. Truck convoys are hauling the goods across borders into
Iraq once inspection and authentication of the supplies is
880 metric tons of flour was dispatched from Kuwait to Nasiriyah (29
April). Included in other shipments to the three northern
governorates are: medical
equipment, hospital beds and supplies, water and sanitation
equipment, first aid kits, multivitamin syrup, medical laboratory
and other equipment, education supplies, tarpaulins, turbine
engines, water pumps and spare parts, water tanks and tankers, and
chlorine gas for water treatment.
1476 (2003) of 24 April has given the Programme until 3 June to
identify priority items identified as food, medicines, health
supplies and water and sanitation supplies, for shipping to Iraq.
Most of these supplies are in the food electricity and health
sectors and are already in transit to Iraq.
The Office of the Iraq
Programme and UN agencies and programmes are continuing to identify
the most easily accessible priority items in the pipeline and
negotiate with suppliers to speed the shipment of supplies under
already approved contracts.
The UN agencies and
programmes actively involved in the review of the Oil-for-Food
pipeline are: FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, WFP.
Benon Sevan, Executive Director of the Office of the Iraq Programme,
will brief the Security Council on the implementation of resolutions
1472 and 1476 on Monday 12 May.
Additional information is available from the website
of the Office of the Iraq Programme. For further information
please contact Ian Steele email: email@example.com