Total tops pounds 35,000

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THE INDEPENDENT'S Iraq Appeal has so far raised pounds 35,000 and the donations are still flooding in, writes Amanda Kelly.

We are now passing on the first instalment of money to CARE International UK and Medical Aid for Iraqi Children who are overseeing our delivery of cancer-treating medicines to the sick children of Iraq.

Both charities are experienced in overcoming the bureaucratic hurdles involved in importing supplies to Iraq and will ensure the drugs reach the children as quickly as possible.

CARE, a global relief and development organisation working in 63 countries, has run humanitarian projects in Iraq for the past seven years. Medical Aid for Iraqi Children was set up in 1984 with the specific purpose of alleviating the suffering of Iraqi children caused by the United Nations Sanctions.

Please send cheques, made out to The Independent Iraq Appeal, to PO Box No 6870, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5BT.