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Caritas treating injured on streets of Baghdad


Caritas Iraq has been treating injured civilians on the streets of Baghdad and transporting the seriously wounded to local hospitals, according to a British Catholic aid agency.

The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) said on Tuesday that staff from the Caritas Iraq health centers was providing assistance to the injured and their families and was issuing first aid kits and medical supplies to local schools and those in need.

In Basra, in southern Iraq, medical supplies provided by Caritas Iraq have been used to treat nearly 400 people, mostly women and children injured in the bombing last weekend.

CAFOD staff have joined two emergency response teams from Caritas Internationalis. One team is now working at the Caritas Iraq headquarters in Jordan while the other is based in Kuwait City, ready to support relief work in Basra.

SOURCE
Catholic News Service

LINKS
CAFOD | CAFOD's partner in Iraq sends aid to Basra | Focus on Iraq
Facing humanitarian crisis in Iraq, aid agencies step up relief plans (Ecumenical News International)
Caritas-Iraq Aiding Displaced Families in Mosul (Zenit)

27 Mar 2003