Marsh Arabs' aid drying up

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Hundreds of children face death from severe diarrhoea as the exodus of refugees from the marshlands of south-east Iraq, fleeing Saddam Hussein's soldiers, has almost exhausted aid funds, the Conservative MP Emma Nicholson warned yesterday, writes Stephen Goodwin.

Ms Nicholson, who chairs the Amar Appeal, the only external agency allowed by Iran to work in refugee camps, said: 'Children are dying every day and disease is sweeping the camps.' After spending pounds 1.5m, Amar is almost out of money.