Site-Logo
Site Navigation

Bring medicaments to Iraq!

3. March 2003

We urgently call on all Human Shields coming to Iraq to bring with them many medications needed to treat children afflicted with leukemia as a result of the use of depleted uranium during the Gulf War and the continuous bombings. This weapons component becomes a long-lived radioactive dust upon use and attacks unborn children, when their mothers breathe this dust while pregnant.

The medications needed to treat children are permitted under the U.N. 661 sanctions committee but cannot be obtained in a timely manner. Impediments and delays have been written into the procurement procedures, largely by the United States, so that when the medications are finally cleared for use the are already near or at their expiration date.

Before the Gulf War 75% of Iraqi children were cured of leukemia by standard courses of medication. Because of the sanctions 90% now die. Moreover, the number of cases has increased 7-fold since the Gulf War. This combination of an explosion in cases and unavailability of medications has created a catastrophic death rate among children and infants from leukemia alone.

We therefore call upon Human Shields to bring to Iraq:

Vincristin
Adriamycin
Endoxan
GTG
6MP
Methotrexate
L-Aspaginase
Asdaginase
Bone Marrow Transplants

For further questions should be adressed to:
Ministry of health
Mr. Ali Fawaz
Tel. 009641 8853764

Source: TRUTH JUSTICE PEACE HUMAN SHIELDS IRAQ

Topic
Archive
Topic
Archive