Child war victim inspires appeal.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2000
Child war victim inspires appeal.
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 10:05am
Victims of war.

>"British amputees have helped launch an emergency fund in aid of children maimed in the Iraq war, named after a young boy who lost both arms in a missile attack.

Twelve-year-old Ali Ismail Abbas suffered 60% burns in the attack which destroyed his Baghdad home and killed his family.

The Ali Fund launched on Thursday aims to raise money for both Ali and other injured children and adults in Iraq.

It is a joint venture by the Limbless Association and shadow international development secretary Caroline Spelman."< (More see link)



iVillage Member
Registered: 03-23-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 10:47am
I had heard about this on the local news! Good for them - I hope that this gets tons of support, not only for Iraq, but for other children around the world who are maimed by landmines, etc. left by our forces (think DMZ in VietNam) and others.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 04-11-2003 - 10:10pm
Thanks,I was thinking along those lines.