Send Humanitarian Aid to Iraq – 2004-12-26 18:25:38
Send Humanitarian Aid to Iraq
When the US bombed a hospital in Falluja and seized another, leveled virtually the entire city, killed hundreds of desperate civilians, refused to let humanitarian aid workers into the city, and left an estimated 50,000 civilians without water, electricity and food, we here at Global Exchange knew we had to do something — FAST— because Falluja is just one terrifying example of the escalating devastation in Iraq.
So we have put together a delegation of parents who lost loved ones in Iraq and on 9/11, as well as health care workers, to take a shipment of humanitarian aid to the people of Iraq.
This delegation will take desperately needed medical supplies to the Iraqi/Jordanian border, where we will meet with Iraqi humanitarian aid organizations that will take the supplies to Falluja and to those in the most need.
These supplies will only get to those in need if each of us does our part. We need you to DONATE NOW
As Global Exchange was busily preparing for the year-end humanitarian mission to the Jordanian/Iraqi border, we received an urgent message. It was from our dear friend Dahr Jamail, an amazing American independent journalist who has been risking his life to get the true story of Fallujah to the American public:
I have just come from a refugee camp in Baghdad with families from Fallujah. The suffering is beyond description. It’s worse than anything you’ve read or anything I’ve written so far.
This is a humanitarian crisis. They need medicines for their camp and the other camps immediately. We have an organization set up of doctors who can distribute the medicines and supplies.
BUT WE NEED THEM NOW! THIS CANNOT WAIT!
While George Bush was on the campaign trail talking about moral values, his administration was busy preparing the assault on Fallujah that was launched immediately after the election. We MUST show the Iraqis and the world community that there are indeed kind, compassionate Americans who are appalled by the immoral behavior of our government and want to help —not kill —the Iraqi people.
PLEASE HELP US GET MEDICAL AID TO THE PEOPLE OF FALLUJAH.
Your donation will directly support the purchase and distribution of vital medicines as well as educate the U.S. public about the the human toll of the war in Iraq.