Humanitarian Aid to Iraq


Parents of 9/11 victims and Iraq soldiers depart December 27, 2004

Adele Welty, whose son, Firefighter Timothy Welty, died in the line of
duty at the World Trade Center, will join a Families for Peace Humanitarian
Aid Delegation bringing help to Iraqis most in need. The trip to Amman,
Jordan, is being organized by Global Exchange and Code Pink, and will take
place between December 27, 2004-January 4, 2005.

“I’m going to help the innocent civilians who have been casualties of a war that was declared in
the name of my son,” Welty said. “I know that he would not want more victims
injured and killed as a result of his death.”

The delegation also will include parents of service people killed in Iraq, including Amalia Avila of
Watsonville, California, who lost her 19-year-old son, Lance Cpl. Victor
Gonzalez, on October 13, 2004; Nadia McCaffrey of Percy, California, who lost
her son, Sergeant Patrick McCaffrey, on June 22, 2004; and Fernando and Rosa
Suarez del Solar of Los Angeles, who lost their son Jesus on March 27,

While in Jordan, the delegation is scheduled to meet with
representatives of humanitarian aid organizations including Alan Fellows,
Political Affairs Officer with UNAMI (United Nations Assistance Mission for
Iraq); Anis Tarabey of CARE; Dr. Mohammed Al-Hadid, Jordan National Red
Crescent Society; Mr. Sami Kakish, steering committee member of the Jordan
Society for Human Rights; Dr. Joost Hiltermann, Middle East Project Director
of the International Crisis Group; Christopher Beney, Head of Delegation for
Iraq and ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross); and His Excellency
Mr. Ahmad Obiedat (Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the National Centre
for Human Rights.

Welty is a member of September 11th Families for
Peaceful Tomorrows, a non-profit group of 150 family members of 9/11 victims
which has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Peaceful Tomorrows’
mission statement reads in part, ” Acknowledging our common experience with
all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a
safer and more peaceful world for everyone.”


Adele Welty:
718.461.8837 c /

Amalia Avila:

831.406.9141 c / 831.722.7648 h

Nadia McCaffrey:
209.814.7182 c /
209.830.9955 h /

Fernando and Rosa
Suarez del Solar:
858.774.0172 c / 760.233.0630 h /

Benjamin, Founding Director of the human rights group Global
Exchange and the
co-founder of the women’s peace group Code Pink:
415.235.6517 c /

Evans, cofounder of the women’s peace group Code Pink:
310.621.5635 c /

Hany Khalil,
Organizing Coordinator for United for Peace and Justice:
718.637.7351 c /

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