aid to afganistan
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Dear Friend of 9-11peace.org,
Call on world leaders to make delivery of aid to
a priority at:
The prolonged bombing has worsened the plight of the
people because aid organizations haven't been able to
food and medicine into the country. The food dropped
US is woefully inadequate for the 7 million Afghans
With the Northern Alliance's capture of most of
Afghanistan, aid organizations may finally be able to
large quantities food and medicine into the country.
unless the US and its allies facilitate the delivery,
hundreds of thousands of people may die.
It's crucial that world leaders hear from us now.
to know that we are counting on them to prevent the
starvation of 900,000 innocent people, and that this
be one of the highest priorities for the next few
They need to know that we don't want to have to
our grandchildren why our countries allowed one of the
largest mass starvations in history to take place.
Some facts about the aid crisis:
* The UN estimates that 7.5 million Afghan refugees
food and medical aid to survive.
* Of these, 900,000 face imminent starvation.
* Nearly 20% of those struggling to survive are
* Recent bombing attacks have damaged the warehouses
International Red Cross as well as the United Nations
Food Programme. The agencies' staff, laborers and
are now afraid to load, unload or transport food
* Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam International, and
officials in the UN have all called for a stop in the
bombing so that aid can be delivered before it's too
More information about the aid crisis in Afghanistan
available at the website above.
Thank you. Many lives are at stake, but if we act
can change the face of this conflict.
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