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Liberian aid appeal launched as medical crisis deepens

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 01 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0309311
  1. Upasana Tayal1
  1. 1London

As the humanitarian crisis in Liberia spirals, the United Kingdom has launched a multimedia emergency aid appeal. Coordinated by the UK disasters emergency committee (DEC), money raised from the Liberia crisis appeal will support 11 of the United Kingdom's best known charities and allow them to scale up their aid work.

Brendan Gormley, chief executive of the committee said, “The appalling conditions caused by the climax of the bloody civil war in Liberia will lead to widespread deaths …

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