Category Archives: Asraa Amir

Get Real: Asra’a’s Story

CosmoGirl Magazine -‘A missile nearly killed me on my way home from school.’ Asra’a Mizyad, 17, was badly injured when her village in Iraq was attacked. Now she’s speaking out for victims like her. [PDF layout version] (more…)
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Project helps Iraqi children hurt by war all year round

Is there something about this time of year that makes stories featuring children more poignant? Or is it just that as we get closer to the holidays, we naturally hear more about the plight of children who have to make do with less in a can't-get-enough world? I have to confess that this has been…
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Bringing the War Home

Texas Observer At the time of this writing, 2,157 Americans have died since the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The number of Iraqis dead and injured, though undoubtedly much higher, is unknown. In fact, although President Bush recently offered an estimate of 30,000, both U.S. and Iraqi authorities have gone to considerable lengths…
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What War Really Looks Like

Arlington West Memorial is a field of crosses on the Santa Monica beach honoring American soldiers who have been killed in the Iraqi war. The number of crosses grows larger every week, and now numbers nearly 1300… The little girl, Asra’a Mizyad, and her father, Abdul-Ameir Salomon, visited Arlington West Memorial on Sunday, before returning…
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Prosthetic arm planned for teen injured by missile

Her picture has been around the world, but until now, Asraa Mizyad was simply a poor, injured girl in a small Iraqi village. On Sunday, she became a world traveler, and soon she will have two arms. Fourteen- year-old Mizyad arrived in Houston for medical care Sunday. The trip was the product of two years…
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Meeting Iraqi Victims—and Trying to Prevent More Victims

by Ellen Barfield - A few weeks ago I traveled to Iraq to join the Voices in the Wilderness Iraq Peace Team. At the same time, a Veterans for Peace colleague of mine named Alan Pogue was also visiting Iraq. Alan, a professional photographer, was returning to try to find a little girl. As it…
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