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Dear A X 7 (+ "whatever you like") & List, How do you know I've understood your message? In fact, I confess to having forgotten to read the attached instructions (maybe they were in Sanchas Panchos). Greetings, Bert. >From: "AS-ILAS" <AS-ILAS@gmx.de> >To: "Bert Gedin" <email@example.com>,"casi" ><firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: [casi] Animated Windmills? What Next! >Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 13:47:46 +0200 > >Dear Bert, > > >Well, it would be really interesting to know in what way you've understood >my message. > >Could you give a hint? > >Best > >Andrew, André, Andrea, Andrej, Andreios, Andravus, András ... or whatever >you like > >Andreas > > >----- Original Message ----- >From: "Bert Gedin" <email@example.com> >To: <AS-ILAS@gmx.de>; <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Cc: <email@example.com> >Sent: Freitag, 18. Juli 2003 12:04 >Subject: Re: [casi] Animated Windmills? What Next! > > > >Dear Andreas, Tom & All, > >Andrew has the impression of a lonely rider against animated windmills. > >The hero of that story, riding his noble steed for chivalry & "the great >knights of Spain", is in search of a greater cause. He is accompanied by >trusty (if none too bright) servant/squire, Sancho Panchas (is he the one >bearing aloft the flag?). - What better qualifications needed to join this >List? CASI may be in a state of "disintegration", but, at least, it's in >the >business of fighting such "windmills" as very dodgy dossiers etc. Spain, >arguably, became greater with the emergence of the player from La Mancha >United. >Our heroes, of Cervante's tale, were plagued by disasters, so no similarity >there. More seriously, despite everything, there could be hope for CASI in >it's "greater cause" of fighting for it's political & humanitarian >objectives. > >Viva Espana! > >Bert G. > > > >From: "AS-ILAS" <AS-ILAS@gmx.de> > >To: "casi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >CC: "nagy" <email@example.com> > >Subject: [casi] Iraq: Water-borne diseases increase with summer > >temperatures > >Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 08:16:08 +0200 > > > >Dear all, > > > > > >Maybe I haven't recognized the pattern yet, but there isn't really any > >concerted and dedicated and (precisely) mapped out strategical CASI >effort > >to deal with that topic, is there ? > > > >I've got the impression Tom (Nagy) is rather a lonely rider against > >windmills which appear to be more animated than many people/orgs in this > >respect. > > > >Is that because CASI is in the state of "disbanding" or "disintegration" >or > >.... ? > > > >Please, correct me if I'm wrong. > > > >I would love to be wrong on this. > > > >Best > > > >Andreas > > > >-------------------- > > > >"This is only the beginning of the summer of diarrhoea," Anne Morris, >CARE > >emergency response director in Iraq, said recently. "If proper >monitoring, > >testing and prevention mechanisms are not quickly put back in place, the > >breeding ground will spill over the brim of the cup. The entire Iraqi > >population is at risk of a public health crisis." > > > >------------------- > > > > > >http://www.irinnews.org/ > > > >17 Jul 2003 > > > > > >Iraq: Water-borne diseases increase with summer temperatures > > > >BAGHDAD, 17 Jul 2003 (IRIN) - The World Health Organisation (WHO), along > >with NGOs in Iraq, told IRIN on Thursday that high summer temperatures, > >sometimes touching 50 degrees Celsius, were contributing to ongoing >health > >problems throughout the country. > >"In this particular season we are faced with increased incidence of > >diarrhoea, including bloody diarrhoea and watery diarrhoea," Dr Faris > >Bunni, > >a WHO medical officer said. > > > >Although the searing heat is normal in most parts of Iraq at this time of > >year, ongoing difficulties with electricty and clean water, as well as a > >degraded health system, were all contributing to the increase in disease, > >health experts said. Power supplies to major population centres remain > >intermittent and raw sewage remains untreated in many cities. > > > >According to CARE International, the US-based charity, about two million >mt > >of raw sewage are dumped into Iraq's rivers every day, four times the > >amount > >before the war. In the southeastern city of Basra, it seeps from the >canals > >into the irrigation channels that are used for drinking and bathing. In >the > >capital, Baghdad, 300,000 mt escape into the Tigris daily. For many, >there > >is no other water source. > > > >The deteriorating situation is compounded by the lack of electricity and > >cooking fuel which prevent Iraqis from boiling water and making it safe >to > >drink. Given the scorching temperatures, and the fact that 50 percent of > >Iraq's population have no access to clean drinking water, aid agencies >are > >concerned. Inevitably, they say, it is the children who are most at risk > >from disease and death through dehydration. > > > >"This is only the beginning of the summer of diarrhoea," Anne Morris, >CARE > >emergency response director in Iraq, said recently. "If proper >monitoring, > >testing and prevention mechanisms are not quickly put back in place, the > >breeding ground will spill over the brim of the cup. The entire Iraqi > >population is at risk of a public health crisis." > > > >Marilyn Hurrella, a medical officer with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), > >told IRIN from Basra that the number of diarrhoea cases there had been > >rising along with the temperature. "People don't have clean water to >drink. > >They are drinking dirty water because they get very thirsty, then people > >get > >diarrhoea," she said. > > > >WHO is doing what it can to monitor the disease by setting up a > >surveillance > >system and supporting the activities of the Ministry of Health. "We are > >doing early detection of this disease on a daily basis in Baghdad and on >a > >weekly basis in other governorates of Iraq," Bunni said. > > > >The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is currently the leading UN agency for > >water > >and sanitation in Iraq. UNICEF information officer Geoffrey Keele told >IRIN > >that 7.5 million litres of clean water are being distributed every day in > >Iraq. > > > >But with clean water still in short supply in many parts of Iraq, this > >amount remains inadequate. "We are targeting to provide access to the >most > >vulnerable people in need. The water distribution system needs to be > >repaired in order the meet the needs of 27.5 million Iraqis," Keele said. > > > >Seventy cholera cases have been reported in Basra, and one in Baghdad. >This > >is up from figures for May and June, although no deaths have been >reported. > >WHO reported diarrhoeal disease in the four main hospitals of Basra > >amounting to a total of 1,549 cases of acute watery diarrhoea. > > > >[ENDS] > > > >[This Item is Delivered to the "Asia-English" Service of the UN's IRIN > >humanitarian information unit, but may not necessarily reflect the views >of > >the United Nations. For further information, free subscriptions, or to > >change your keywords, contact e-mail: IRIN@ocha.unon.org or Web: > >http://www.irinnews.org . If you re-print, copy, archive or re-post this > >item, please retain this credit and disclaimer. 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