Ms. magazine  -- more than a magazine a movement

SIGN UP FOR MS. DIGEST, JOBS, NEWS AND ALERTS

FEMINIST WIRE NEWSBRIEFS

ABOUT
SEE CURRENT ISSUE
SHOP MS. STORE
MS. IN THE CLASSROOM
FEMINIST DAILY WIRE
FEMINIST RESOURCES
PRESS
JOBS AT MS.
READ BACK ISSUES
CONTACT
RSS (XML)
 
feminist wire | daily newsbriefs

September-27-01

Humanitarian Crisis: New UN Appeal

The United Nations has released a new humanitarian appeal for food, medicine, and other necessary emergency relief supplies for the millions of Afghan refugees who have fled the Taliban regime and severe drought. The appeal for $584 million is needed immediately from donor nations. The World Food Programme has been designated $188 million of the appeal; that organization is currently the sole provider of food for at least one quarter of the Afghan people. The United States has been providing emergency funds to Afghanistan, but has yet to approach the level needed to meet the demand. Approximately forty percent of the $584 million must be supplied by the US if the current UN appeal is to be answered. Please contact Congress immediately for appropriation of emergency funds to save desperate and starving Afghan refugees—75% of whom are women and children.

“If we are ever going to stop terrorism, we must put an end to the horrific conditions of the Afghan refugees that are its breeding grounds, and that are the source of recruits for the extremist Taliban movement,” says Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. “Humanitarian aid is necessary not only to save innocent Afghan lives, but also to cut off the strength of the Taliban and the terrorists.

“We are also encouraging that some US humanitarian funds go directly to Afghan-led humanitarian aid agencies that are servicing women so that they will be in a position of leadership to restore a democracy in Afghanistan.” Join the Feminist Majority Foundation at www.HelpAfghanWomen.com.

Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation and UN Department of Public Information, 9/27/01


© Feminist Majority Foundation, publisher of Ms. magazine

If you liked this story, consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Ms. magazine.

 

 

Send to a Friend
Their
Your
Comments
(optional)


More Feminist News

10/23/2014 All of Tennessee's Major Newspapers Have Urged Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Amendment 1 - All four of Tennessee's major papers have spoken out to oppose Amendment 1, a dangerous anti-abortion measure that will be decided by voters this fall. . . .
 
10/23/2014 Instead of Returning Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Boko Haram Reportedly Abducted More Women and Girls - Despite Nigerian military officials announcement last week that they had negotiated with militant group Boko Haram for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped in April, it appears the girls have not be brought home - and residents say more women and girls have been kidnapped since. Last week, in a deal brokered in neighboring country Chad, a ceasefire agreement was supposedly made between Boko Haram and Nigerian military officials. . . .
 
10/23/2014 Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration - Activists organized actions nationwide yesterday to protest police brutality in cities across the country as part of ongoing Ferguson October events, while outrage grows in Missouri over the the grand jury proceeding on whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should face criminal charges in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown. As part of the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration, on-the-ground organizers in Ferguson, Missouri and St. . . .