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Latest Digest: Dear Friends, Members of CESR's recent research mission to Iraq will be giving radio interviews today which can be heard in New York City, Berkeley, CA, and throughout the country. Dr. Ronald Waldman, Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University, will be speaking about the humanitarian implications of a war in Iraq today at noon on the Leonard Lopate show on WNYC in New York (93.9 FM and AM 820). Dr. Waldman has extensive experience working in complex emergencies in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Albania, Congo, and Afghanistan, and is the immediate past Chairman of the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Sarah Zaidi, CESR's Research Director, will address the humanitarian implications of a war in Iraq today on Pacifica Free Speech Radio News, which is broadcast on 54 stations across the country (please consult http://www.fsrn.org/broadcast.html to find your local station and broadcast time). Zaidi participated in FAO missions to Iraq in 1993, 1995 and 1997, that highlighted the depth of the humanitarian crisisthat highlighted the depth of the humanitarian crisis. Her letter to the Lancet was the first to publicly discuss a figure of 500,000 excess child deaths, later confirmed in a UNICEF epidemiological survey. Roger Normand, CESR's Executive Director, will be speaking on KPFA (94.1 FM in Berkeley, CA) at 10:30am EST about implications for Afghanistan now that the world's attention has turned to the crisis with Iraq. Normand recently returned from a 12-day CESR research mission to Iraq which examined the likely humanitarian consequences of a new war. The research team, whose findings are set out in a new report, "The Human Costs of War in Iraq" (see http://www.cesr.org/iraq), concluded that a US-led military intervention in Iraq will trigger the collapse of Iraq's fragile public health and food distribution system, leading to a humanitarian crisis that far exceeds the capacity of the United Nations and relief agencies. We apologize for the very short notice. Unfortunately, we often receive very little advance warning ourselves. Nevertheless, we feel that it is important to let you know about these important discussions, and hope that you will be able to tune in. In solidarity, Roger Normand ------------------------------ End of email@example.com digest, issue 83 _________________________________________________________________ Tired of spam? Get advanced junk mail protection with MSN 8. http://join.msn.com/?page=features/junkmail _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk