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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Help the Middle East Children's Alliance Raise $40,000 for Medical Supplies for Iraqi Children 

Yesterday, I received a letter in the mail from the Middle East Children's Alliance. Executive Director Barbara Lubin described the severe malnutrition experienced by an estimated 400,000 Iraqi children, a condition characterized by diarrhea and protein deficiencies.

The Alliance is asking for $40,000 in donations so that it can send medicine and other medical supplies to Dr. Salma Haddad af the Children's and Women's Hospital in Baghdad. The Alliance needs to receive them within the next 10 days. As observed here earlier in the week, Lubin notes that Iraq now has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the world.

You can contact the Alliance by clicking on the link, and reading the contact information at the bottom of the page. Or, alternatively, here it is: Middle East Children's Alliance, 901 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 • Tel: 510-548-0542 • Fax: 510-548-0543 • meca@mecaforpeace.org

I'm sure that they would be delighted to explain how you can promptly send them a donation. I've already sent one off in the mail.

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