APV is witness in US drones trial/ Refugees locked in winter/ 12 years of Guantanamo/ VCNV UK deliver £3,000 of aid this week
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Kathy Kelly, VCNV US, with Shuba, aged 3, pulled from the fire by her uncle

Locked in Winter


by Kathy Kelly
Photos by Abdulai Saferali

 

Kabul--The fire in the Chaman-e Babrak camp began in Nadiai’s home shortly after noon.  She had rushed her son, who had a severe chest infection, to the hospital. She did not know that a gas bottle, used for warmth, was leaking; when the gas connected with a wood burning stove, flames engulfed the mud hut in which they lived and extended to adjacent homes, swiftly rendering nine extended families homeless and destitute in the midst of already astounding poverty. By the time seven fire trucks had arrived in response to the fire at the refugee camp, the houses were already burned to the ground.

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London Guantanamo Campaign marks the 12 year anniversary of Guantanamo Bay, Saturday 11th January 2-4pm Trafalgar Square
Report on 12 years of Guantanamo, by Aisha Maniar: 

http://tinyurl.com/nk5rqye

Maya Evans, VCNV UK, with refugee girls whom she meets for the 3rd year

PRESS RELEASE

 

Peace Group Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Refugee Camp


Peace group, Voices for Creative Non Violence UK, will this week witness £3,000 worth of aid, the total amount of funds raised by the group, delivered to Chaman-e Barbak refugee camp in Kabul, the second biggest camp in the city, home to over 700 families who are among, some of the neediest people in the world.

Representative Maya Evans, aged 34, from St Leonards on Sea, will be at the camp when aid will be distributed; flour, oil and sugar will be divided into portions to last each family through the toughest months of the year where temperatures plummet to around minus 16 degrees celsius, previous years have seen reports of children freezing to death over night.




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Afghan Peace Volunteer Raz Mohammed will be a witness, via video evidence, at a drones trial in Syracuse, NY State USA

 

See drones trial report:
http://tinyurl.com/n9n3pcl


Raz Mohammed's evidence: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYXd76JKqys
See photos from Kabul at Facebook: Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.616413678396256.1073741843.454714281232864&type=1
To donate to our work visit:
www.vcnvuk.wordpress.com
vcnvuk@gmail.com






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