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Humanitarian Emergency in Africa Horn

The Community of Sant'Egidio distributed first aids in a district in Kenya
Kenya - East Pokot, about 300 km north from Nairobi, is one of the poorest districts of Kenya. The volcanic land is dry. It doesn't give much even in ordinary time, now, with the terrible drought and famine that struck the whole Africa's Horn, people are suffering for starvation.
Here, in an area with no towns, and even no villages, about 130.000 people live in a very bad and poor condition (the level of illiteracy is 90%).
This is the first district where the aids of Sant'Egidio have been given: 9 tons of corn, delivered bya  delegation of the Communities of Rome and Nakuru.
People inlong queues wlaked for hours to gather in front of the rural churches of Kositei and Chemsik, where helps have been distributed to about a thousands families.
Children, women, men with and indefinite age, faces and bodies marked by poverty, have been  patiently waiting to get the sack of corn that will be useful to the family for several days, careful not to waste even one only, precious, grain.
It's important to support this humanitarian action of the Community, to continue helping the people struck by the drought, here and in other districts of Kenya.
We are raising funds and ask contribution to all.
Donation can be done online NOW

Emergency Libya


A team of Emergency's surgeons is currently operating in Misurata.
An Emergency team has started working in Misurata , at the reference hospital in town for war victims, especially for cases of bombings and bullet wounds.
The team is composed by a general surgeon, an orthopaedic surgeon, an anaesthetist, three nurses and a logistician. There are no other surgeons in town who have experience of war surgery.
The hospital has 5 operating theatres, 60 ward beds, 7 beds in intensive care unit. Emergency's team directly manages an operating theatre, an intensive care unit and some of the ward beds.
Donate now! Support emergency's activities in Libya
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Help Japan!


Following the terrible earthquake that devastated Japan, the Italian Red Cross has opened a fundraiser to supportof the populations affected by earthquake and tsunami .
To donate € 2 to the Italian Red Cross "Emergency Japan Pro" you can send an SMS from mobile phones Wind, Tim, 3, Vodafone and COOPVoce landline or Telecom, Fastweb and Infostrada to the number 45500.
The Red Cross has opened a fundraiser in support of the population affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The contributions collected by the CRI will be used to support the activities of the Japanese Red Cross assistance for people affected, in close collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
In addition to sending a text message, the other ways to donate:
- Donate online at www.cri.it - cause "emergency Japan Pro";
- Bank Transfer
causal Japan Pro Emergency "
IBAN: IT 19 P 01 005 03 382 000 000 200 208
- Postal account No. 300004 payable to: "Italian Red Cross, Via Toscana 12-00187 Roma;
causal Japan Pro Emergency "

Art for Life II

Spaziottagoni presents "Art for Life II"

a major international arts festival as a charity to build a hospital in southern Lebanon in an area torn by war where there is a severe lack of health care, the presence of a health post could save many lives.


Artists in the World Organization http://www.artintheworld.net/
In collaboration with the Association of Spaziottagoni Mameli 7

from June 4 to June 11
Opening Saturday, June 4 at 18
Spaziottagoni a prestigious gallery is located in Trastevere
in the historical center of Rome, in Via Goffredo Mameli 9.
see site Spaziottagoni:
http://www.spaziottagoni.altervista.org/

Arte per la Vita alla Bocca della Verita'

The Association of Spaziottagoni Mameli 7
in collaboration with
Artists in the World
organized "Art for Life" a major exhibition by way of charity
to build a hospital in southern Lebanon, an area torn by war where there is a severe lack of health care, the presence of a health post could save many lives. The hospital welcomes everyone without distinction of race, religion or sex ....

The exhibition space is a symbol of Rome,
the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, which contains
porch in his mouth the truth, attracts thousands visitors a day.

All proceeds will be paid in full
Associazione Culturale Mameli 7 of Spaziottagoni
the congregation greek-Melkite Catholic Church in Lebanon
will host the hospital, Director of Father Abdo Raad
http://www.facebook.com/abdo.raad

health center location

The event is to raise awareness and involve the public in the construction
of a health outpatient facilities, intended to improve the conditions
of life and health of the population of the Chouf mountain area in south Lebanon
including the training of local medical and paramedical staff, to ensure the right to health
 children and more 'in general of all the inhabitants of rural villages and mountain
the area of the Chouf mountain area, heavily affected by war,
promoting access to and use of direct care provided by health center.


The exhibition "Art for Life" will be staged
21 to 23 January 2011
at the women's gallery of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin (mouth of truth), see entrance of the exhibition:

Help us free Sakineh

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43 year old mother of two, was convicted in May 2006 of having an “illicit relationship” with two men and received 99 lashes as her sentence. Despite already having been punished, she has now been further convicted of “adultery” and she and sentenced to death by stoning.
She is currently being held on death row in Tabriz Prison, north-west Iran, and faces imminent execution. Around July 7th , following international protests, officials in Tabriz asked the head of Iran’s judiciary to agree that her sentence of stoning to death be converted to execution by hanging.
On 10 July, the head of Iran’s High Council for Human Rights said that her case would be reviewed, although he affirmed that Iranian law permits execution by stoning.
On 14 July Sajjad Qaderzadeh, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani’s son, was summoned to Tabriz’s Central Prison, and is believed to have been questioned by Ministry of Intelligence officials who possibly threatened him not to give further interviews about his mother’s case.
It is clear Sakineh remains ingrave risk… PLEASE sign this petition which calls on the Iranian authorities to clarify her current legal status, demands that the authorities enact legislation that bans stoning as a legal punishment, and eliminates other forms of the death penalty for “adultery” such as fogging or imprisonment.
sign this petition

Stop Ethnic Violence in Nigeria

Over 10,000 lives have been claimed due to ethnic clashes between the indigenous peoples and the settlers of Nigeria--and that number is continuously on the rise. Although legislation passed in the 1999 Constitution ensures the inalienable rights of every Nigerian citizen, the government has failed to successfully enforce these laws. The "non-indigene" Nigerians are not treated as citizens in their own country and the reinforcement of these ethnic tensions by the government continues to segregate Nigerians and breed violence.
Take action and tell Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua that the federal government should enforce existing legislation prohibiting government discrimination against non-indigenes and promote actions that create a peaceful environment for all Nigerians.
Sign Petition :

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1 million voices for a GE-free future

1 million voices for a GE-free future
The European Commission has just approved growing genetically engineered (GE) crops in the EU for the first time in 12 years, putting the agri-chemical industry's profits over safety concerns and public interest. The vast majority of Europeans are against GE crops.
A new initiative allows 1 million EU citizens a unique chance to make official requests of the European Commission. Let's build a million voices for a GE free future and call for a moratorium on GE foods in Europe. Sign the petition below and spread the word. Don't forget to include your address so that all of our signatures count for the citizens' initiative.
Greenpeace is working together with Avaaz who are kindly collecting all the details for this initiative. Avaaz will only be using your information for this petition and will not be subscribing you to their e.mail list.
To the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso:
We call on you to put a moratorium on the introduction of GE crops into Europe and set up an independent, ethical, scientific body to research the impact of GE crops and determine regulation.
Sign the petition now!
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aung san suu kyi free now

The only crime Aung San Suu Kyi and her fellow prisoners have committed was to peacefully call for democracy.
Sign Petition for her immediate release !!
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