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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 19 November 2004 09:24 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
they've unfortunately joined care international and MSF ...

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World Vision announced it was ending operations, following the murder of its senior manager in Iraq, and attacks on other aid workers.

World Vision has been in Iraq for 18 months, and says it has helped about 600,000 people, by improving schools, hospitals, clinics, and water supplies.

Tim Costello, World Vision Australia: "We have realised that you can't have 24-hour security guards, and even now humanitarian agencies like ours, like Care - even the Red Cross with its studied neutrality for 150 years - are being targeted," he said.



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