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U.S. Pediatric Surgeon Heals War's Youngest Victims in Iraq, Donates Medical Aid to Displaced Children in Kabul, Afghanistan
Date:12/17/2009

dren living in Kabul’s largest internally displaced persons camp. In the U.S.-led effort to hunt down Taliban, many civilians have lost their homes due to bombing and violence. Thousands of families have fled Helmand and are currently living in makeshift camps on the outskirts of Kabul, where open defecation, lack of toilets, and poor sanitation, have accelerated the spread of disease. Currently, more than 70% of the 2,000 children living there have pneumonia.

During the month of December, 10% of proceeds from book sales made at www.coppolathebook.com will be donated to War Kids Relief's Helmand Children’s Medical Fund (HCMF). War Kids Relief has formed a partnership with three children’s hospitals in Kabul to create the HCMF, and as little as $30 may save the life of a child.

Pauline Chen of The New York Times calls 'Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq' “…a powerfully thought-provoking and occasionally disturbing read.”

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