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  •  I have similar concerns.... (none)
    Though my recommendation is to follow his links to his family blogs.  Try his mother's.  Parts are in arabic, or translated to English but typed backwards (arabic blogging software problem?), but she has a writeup of the medicines delivery to the hospital, with more details.  Scroll down to the end of the first section of readable English.  And her blog is worth reading anyway.  

    If you search for the guy in general, he has a fairly substantial blogging presence, and this is a very recent project of his (october).  

    I'm thinking, what would we need to feel confident that this is an honest campaign?  What do you usually ask for before giving to small charity projects?  Who would need to vouch for him?

    I've also just been looking for more established NGOs or charities still working in Iraq.  "still working in Iraq" being the catch - many seem to have stopped after about Oct 20.  

    My best find so far is the Islamic Relief website.  They are a large international organization, say they are committed to staying in Iraq, and have a very large and informative website, including press clippings.  You can donate to specific relief efforts (Iraq, Bangladesh, Bosnia...) or give a general donation, sponsor an orphan, put out their official change collection boxes, etc.  It seems primarily directed at the Muslim community but I imagine they will accept donations from non muslims!  They are also rated a 4 star charity by Charity Navigator

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