8 million Iraqis in need of emergency aid

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  1. KenH

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    What a sad situation. :tear:


    8 million Iraqis in need of emergency aid
    Mon Jul 30, 5:19 AM ET


    Almost eight million Iraqis are in need of immediate emergency aid with children the hardest hit by worsening conditions, according to a report released Monday by Oxfam and a coalition of Iraqi NGOs.

    The figure includes four million people who are "food-insecure and in dire need of different types of humanitarian assistance," more than two million who are displaced within the country, and more than two million refugees, said the report, released in Amman....

    "Iraqis are suffering from a growing lack of food, shelter, water and sanitation, health care, education, and employment," as violence continues to rage in the country more than four years after the US-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, it added.

    Forty-three percent of Iraqis live in "absolute poverty" and of the four million people who depend on food assistance, only 60 percent have access to rations from the government-run public distribution system, down from 96 percent in 2004, the report noted.

    The number of Iraqis without access to adequate water supplies has risen from 50 percent to 70 percent since 2003, while 80 percent lack effective sanitation.

    Children are hit the hardest by the decline in living standards," it warned, noting that child malnutrition rates have risen from 19 percent before the US-led invasion in 2003 to 28 percent now.

    - http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070730/wl_mideast_afp/iraqaidoxfamncci_070730091944
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    I blame the late Sodomy Insane
    and his fratcidial policies including WMDs.
     
  3. KenH

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    I understand your point, but these people need help, not the allocation of blame.
     
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    I agree with you.
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  5. Ed Edwards

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    Amen, Brother KenH! :thumbs:

    The agency that brings the most aid to these people is
    the USMililtary. Also at the direction of the USGovernment,
    Halliburton International is third in aid delivery.
     
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    "Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our own society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity, which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace. Seeing America undo traditional societies, they fear us, for they do not wish to be undone. They cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence—our existence, not our politics—threatens their legitimacy. They must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to advance our historic mission." Michael Ledeen.

    Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it.
     
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