The following excerpt is taken from SBS world news on 15th Nov 2011:
An Australian charity is providing hundreds of wheelchairs to children in Iraq who have lost limbs through the war or who were born with missing limbs due to radiation.
The Human Rights Alliance says there are at least six-thousand children who are badly in need of wheelchairs.
It has been exporting them at a rate of 330 at a time, but has now bought land for an assembly factory, which will allow three time as many to be sent.
Human Rights Alliance Convener Gerry Georgatos explained to WA Correspondent Jennifer Curtis why the charity decided to take action.
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