War in Iraq is getting closer every day. Your voice is needed before it becomes a disaster for Iraq’s people. Take action now to prevent this crisis:
Oxfam is enabling you to email Prime Minister Tony Blair at: http://oxfam.org.uk/iraqactnow
The people of Iraq are still suffering the effects of bombing during the 1991 Gulf War. Twelve years of economic sanctions, and their own government’s policies, have made things worse.
Nearly two-thirds of Iraqis – more than 15 million people – depend entirely on food rations distributed by their government. Any attack, particularly if it destroys roads and bridges, could stop the food reaching those people. They would go hungry.
When Oxfam aid workers first entered Iraq at the end of the 1991 Gulf War, they found a public health disaster. There was sewage in the streets because air strikes had destroyed the electricity supplies which powered sanitation and water
systems. Twelve years later, much of that damage has still not been repaired. Similar attacks now could make things even worse.
Those who propose war have not yet shown that any threat from Iraq is so imminent that it justifies the risk of so much human suffering. For more information see:
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