Blockade to terrorize civilians

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This page is for the unsanctioned economic blockade of civilians or a state by a state. For sanctioned embargos, see World War III: The economic coercion of peoples.

UN Committee Opposes Economic Embargoes
By Gustavo Capdevila, IPS, 26 January 1998. UN agencies and officials question the application of unilateral or multilateral economic sanctions. The UN embargo blocks Libyan children from their full basic and essential rights. However, in July the Committee had chosen to ignore the situation of Cuba, suffering an embargo imposed by the United States.
UN Condemns Unilateral Economic Sanctions
By Gustavo Capdevila, IPS, 9 April 1998. The UN Human Rights Commission voted against unilateral coercive measures imposed on other countries, like the U.S. economic embargos against Cuba, Libya and Iran, and it expressed concern over the effects of structural adjustment programmes on human rights.
Iraq and Yugoslavia vow to resist Western siege
South News, 8 November 1999. Yugoslav Foreign Trade Minister told Saddam Hussein that they should work together to end international sanctions on their respective countries. The Yugoslav crisis and Iraq's own confrontations with the U.S. involved the same tactics. According to UNICEF, more than 1 million Iraqi children have died as a direct result of the UN economic embargo.