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January 03, 2008

Re "Something old, something new as nations ring in 2008," Jan. 1

It is nice to see the fireworks going off in one country after the other celebrating the arrival of 2008. For us working for Iraq, however, it is ironic to see the millions and millions of dollars going up in the air when at the same time we are unable to raise sufficient funds to treat the Iraqi children on our waiting list.

For instance, four children awaiting bone marrow transplants are certainly going to die in 2008 as the treatment is just too expensive to finance.

Rafiq A. Tschannen

Chief of Mission

International Organization

for Migration, Iraq

Amman, Jordan

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