On 12 January 2000, the Secretary-General
wrote to the President of the Security Council, Ambassador Richard C.
Holbrooke (USA), advising that he has approved, as revised, the Distribution
Plan submitted by the Government of Iraq under the terms of Security Council
resolution 1281 adopted on 10 December 1999.
The total allocation for the humanitarian
programme is $3.522 billion with $1.05 billion earmarked for food. The
other main allocations are $300 million for medicines and medical equipment;
$198 million for water and sanitation; $321 million for electricity and $600
million for oil spare parts.