Monday, July 30, 2007

NGOs report humanitarian crisis in Iraq

LONDON - About 8 million Iraqis — nearly a third of the population — need immediate emergency aid because of the humanitarian crisis caused by the war, relief agencies said Monday.

Those Iraqis are in urgent need of water, sanitation, food and shelter, said the report by Oxfam and the NGO Coordination Committee network in Iraq.

The report said 15 percent of Iraqis cannot regularly afford to eat, and 70 percent are without adequate water supplies, up from 50 percent in 2003. It also said 28 percent of children are malnourished, compared with 19 percent before the 2003 invasion.....

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any particular reason you didn't publish this weeks op ed by Frank Rich of NY Times?

kmmcshea@gmail.com said...

It's on here: FRANK RICH: Who Really Took Over During That Colonoscopy

I moved it up a day so it won't be so far down the page.