Featuring Cole Miller and Some Very Special Children from Iraq. ~ Narrated by Peter Coyote.
My good friend Cole Miller is the Founder and Director of NO MORE VICTIMS. So far he has brought ten war-injured Iraqi children (seen below) to the United States to receive various medical treatments. Cole is truly doing great things. His very moving video - NO MORE VICTIMS – will inspire you to get involved and help a war-injured Iraqi child.
NO MORE VICTIMS does three main things. First of all: NO MORE VICTIMS helps these Iraqi children and their families big time. Second: The mainstream media does show these stories, which allows American people to see what the war in Iraq has done to the children. And Third: When the children and their parents go back to Iraq, they let their friends and family members know that many American people are against the war and have been from the beginning.
Please buy a NO MORE VICTIMS DVD and show it to everyone you know. Then, if you are able, you can donate directly to NO MORE VICTIMS at: www.nomorevictims.org
A Citizen's Response to War
NO MORE VICTIMS works to obtain medical sponsorships for war-injured Iraqi children and to forge ties between the children, their families and communities in the United States. We believe one of the most effective means of combating militarism is to focus on direct relief to its victims.
NO MORE VICTIMS is a grassroots organization that connects American communities with war-injured Iraqi children and their families. Community participants band together to learn how the child was injured, assess the child's current situation, and work to meet the most pressing needs of the child and family.
Through these community projects, children have received life-changing medical treatment in Los Angeles, Houston, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Boston, and Greenville, South Carolina. High school and college students have raised funds to deliver wheel chairs, medical equipment, generators, space heaters, educational supplies, in-home tutoring and other forms of relief to Iraqi families with war-injured children. Students have sent medical supplies to hospitals and clinics.
NO MORE VICTIMS has also arranged for children to receive medical treatment in Jordan and Syria sponsored by community groups in the United States. Iraqi doctors displaced by the war and occupation have performed surgery and provided prosthetic and rehabilitative services to injured Iraqi children. In addition to care for the children, these projects generate income for displaced doctors who have become refugees as a result of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
If you want to learn more about how you can become involved, go to: www.nomorevictims.org
The Children from Iraq who have been helped by
NO MORE VICTIMS:
We received the following from Nora's father:
"On October 23, 2006, at 4 p.m., during Holy Eid, U.S. snipers positioned on a rooftop in my neighborhood started firing toward my car. My daughter Nora, a five-year-old child, was hit in the head. We rushed her to Heet General Hospital but she could not be treated there because the hospital lacked supplies and qualified doctors. We were forced to take her to Ninawa hospital, which is 600 kilometers north of my town...." [More about Nora...]
Nora is currently undergoing treatment in Portland, ME.
War wounded 3-year-old Iraqi Mustafa Ghazwan and his father have been issued visas for travel to the United States. Thanks to everyone who called and sent letters to the state department. They will arrive in San Francisco soon.
In early November 2004, Mustafa Ahmed Abed, a toddler still in diapers, came down with a fever. He lived in Fallujah, a city in western Iraq that had been devastated by American forces in April, its medical system laid to waste. What started as a trip to treat s simple infection ended with the violent loss of Mustafa's leg and most of his hip in a US air raid. Doctors had to remove part of his colon, and now Mustafa uses a colostomy bag and cannot walk.
Mustafa Abed, having been evacuated to Portland, OR in September, had emergency treatment there upon his arrival and is currently recuperating at the local Ronald McDonald House.
Read more of Mustafa's story and what No More Victims is doing to help him.
Salee Allawe (Sally)
November 7, 2006 – Hasswa, Iraq: Salee, a nine-year-old girl, was playing outside her home with her brother, cousin and some friends. US jets circled overhead. Suddenly the jets fired three missiles, apparently at passenger vehicles. One missile landed where the children were playing, scattering her brother and best friend across the ground and taking both of Salee's legs.
Salee and her father arrived in Greenville, South Carolina. Her surgery was a complete success. She now has prosthetic legs and is back in Iraq.
Thanks to the generosity of Shriner's Hospital and the hard work of community organizers Ann Cothran and Selena Franks, Salee received the medical care she so urgently needed. She and her father are also deeply grateful to Robert Greenwald, producer Paris Marron, Brave New Films and Brave New Foundation for their generosity and support. (Read More)
Salee Allawe’s little sister Rusul was injured in the same US air strike of November of 2006 that took both of Salee’s legs. The girls' brother Akram and several other children were playing outside their homes when the missiles struck. Akram was killed, as was Salee’s best friend. Salee lost both of her legs and one of Rusul’s legs was horribly mangled. Rusul received a prosthetic foot in Greenville, SC and is back home in Iraq, walking to school for the first time!
April 9, 2004, 11:00 pm - Abdul Hakeem was asleep at home when mortar rounds fired by US forces rained down on his family's home. The attack occurred during the First Siege of Fallujah. His mother suffered abdominal and chest injuries and has undergone five major operations. His older brother and sister were also injured in the attack, and his unborn sister was killed. (Read More)
January 9th, 2006 - Omar was traveling from Mosul to Baghdad with his mother, father, and brother to celebrate Eid. Near Samarra, their passanger vehicle came under fire from US forces. Omar's mother was killed. The driver and two other passengers also died at the scene.
Omar was severely burned and needs extensive reconstructive surgery. He's receiving medical treatment in Boston, thanks to the hard work of local volunteers and the generosity of Children's Hospital. (Learn More)
On May 3, 2005, Alaa' Khalid was severely injured when a tank round slammed into her family's home in Al Qaim, Iraq. It was around three in the afternoon, and the children were having a tea party. Two of Alaa's brothers were killed, as were three of her cousins, all children under ten. Fourteen women and children were killed or injured in the attack, which occurred while the men were at work. When NMV brought Alaa’ to the U.S she could not see. After she had surgery to remove the shrapnel from her eyes, her sight was restored. (Read More)
Asraa' Mizyad was severely injured in a U.S. missile attack on the morning of January 25, 1999. She had just finished a test at the Al Najed primary school and was walking home from school with two friends and a cousin when the missile struck. Her friends and her cousin were killed; Asraa' was the most severely injured survivor of the attack. A large piece of shrapnel severed her right arm below the shoulder and she suffered chest and abdominal wounds. A metal fragment remains lodged in her skull, a souvenir of the american empire; doctors could not remove it for fear of killing her. Asraa was nine years old. (Read More)
We brought Umm Haider and Mostafa - an Iraqi mother and her injured son - to the US in early April 2003. The bombing was well underway and the corporate media busily celebrated US military power. The boy received medical care and his mother had the opportunity to tell her story to the American public. It is a story about the death and mutilation of children, told by someone who has lived under the American bombs. (Read More)
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