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Urging Australia’s leaders to recognise Iraq’s humanitarian crisis

Posted: December 3rd, 2007 | Author: | Filed under: Media | Comments Off

A letter from Australia’s heads of churches, released 28 November 2007.

We, the undersigned heads of Australia’s Churches, wish to draw attention to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq and the surrounding region.

Australia has a moral responsibility to help protect Iraqi civilians and those displaced by the violence. However, the current debate has focused almost exclusively on whether Australian troops should be in Iraq. Scant recognition has been given to the scale of the humanitarian crisis that now confronts the Middle East. Read the rest of this entry »