Iraq: All our children

News and Press Release
Originally published
People to People
"All Our Children" is a people-to-people campaign by a small group of faith-based agencies in the U.S. including Lutheran World Relief.

Medical Million

The goal is to raise one million dollars for life-saving medicines and medical supplies needed now in Iraq. LWR is inviting contributions toward the campaign. Click here to visit the "All Our Children" website,

To Save Thousands

Gifts from people in America will be used to help children in Iraq survive infectious diseases and widespread deprivation. The campaign will fund vaccines, antibiotics, surgical sets and nutritional supplements for vulnerable infants and nursing mothers. Non-governmental organizations will deliver the supplies to hospitals and health clinics in areas of acute need.

Former President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter endorse the new initiative. In a February 12 statement, the Carters said the campaign aims to "save thousands of Iraqi children who are victims of an international situation for which they have no responsibility".


A first $90,000 shipment of antibiotics, emergency medicines and medical supplies has reached Iraq for use in two Baghdad hospitals. The initiative includes Mennonite Central Committee, Sojourners magazine, Church World Service, Jubilee Partners, National Council of Churches, Stop Hunger Now and LWR.

Donations may be sent to LWR marked: " All Our Children, Iraq."

To contribute to LWR, you may call 1-800-LWR-LWR-2, make a gift online by clicking above, or mail a check or money order to:

Lutheran World Relief
"All Our Children, Iraq"
P.O. Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21298-9832