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Oil for Food Program

Definition/Scope: Program created in December 1996 to help Iraqis cope with U.N. sanctions imposed after Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait. It allowed Iraq to sell unlimited quantities of oil, provided the money went primarily to buy humanitarian goods and pay reparations to victims of the 1991 Gulf War.

Used For:

UN Oil for Food program

Broader Terms:

international food programs

Related Terms:

Development Fund for Iraq
economic assistance (Iraq)
FY 2005 National Defense Authorization Act
Humanitarian Assistance
UN humanitarian relief operation

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