Posted by Tony from dsc04-lai-ca-3-167.rasserver.net (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 6:08PM :
Welcome to the Remember the Iraqi Children site!
My name is Kouthar Al-Rawi. I am 11-years old and my sister, Marwa, is 10-years old. We may be young, but we are sincere in our belief of children's rights. After visiting Iraq for over one month during June 1998 and again in October 1998, we feel we need to help speak for the innocent children.
We believe children deserve the most basic human right, which is the right to life. The right to life is being denied to innocent Iraqi children. These kids are without blame and they are not involved in any way with weapons, politics or oil.
The United Nations' Convention of the Rights of the Child, Article 6, states that children have the right to life. What makes the Iraqi children any different from any other children of the world?
The Iraqi children are being denied food, clean water and medicines. During October 1998, some 4,500-innocent Iraqi children died each month. Imagine, if you can, 150 children dying everyday. One child, under the age of 12, dies every 10 minutes in Iraq.**
Now, at the beginning of 1999, the numbers have changed. More than 6,000 children die each month. It's time someone did something to stop this abomination of human rights.
** According to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and WHO (World Health Organization).
My sister and I want to help stop this devastation and we need your help. You can make a difference!
Please write a message or draw a picture on a postcard addressed to "Mr. President." You can even send us your "e-mail postcard." Request the end of the sanctions on the Iraqi people, for the sake of the children.
We have only received 100,000 post cards. This is one-tenth of our goal. Please send us your postcards.
Kouthar and Marwa Al-Rawi
One-Million Postcards to the President Campaign
P.O. Box 1141
San Pedro, CA 90733-1141 USA
Contact us by e-mail: Kouthar & Marwa Al-Rawi
E-mail: Kouthar & Marwa Al-Rawi
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