Undistributed UN food found hoarded
BRITISH troops have uncovered a cache of thousands of tons of baby food, sugar and tea withheld from the Iraqi people by Saddam Hussein.
The vital UN aid, stockpiled inside a secret warehouse, was discovered by the Desert Rats near the makeshift Basra morgue where human remains were piled high.
Captain Richard Clare, 27, yesterday described the find as a "shocking indictment" of Saddam's regime.
He said: "We have managed to determine that the supplies are from the Food for Oil program. The initiative, run by the UN, saw Iraq supplied with vital food in return for valuable oil.
"The aid should have been distributed to those Iraqis who live in poverty and are in desperate need of help. Instead it's been withheld. Why, we don't know. Saddam has taken the food out of the mouths of his own people."
Yesterday attempts were being made to start distributing the food to people in and around Basra.
Army chiefs hope locals will play an active role in delivering the aid and help set up an infrastructure that will also see fresh water supplied daily. Desperate people are begging in the streets for water.
The roads in and around the city are lined with desperate people begging for water.
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