Researching and updating the medical needs of Iraqi paediatric
2. From 1995, MAIC used to present the compiled medical list
to the Department of Trade and Industry to acquire the approval
of the UN Sanctions Committee as well as obtain the British
Export License. This activity ended at the removal of the
UN Sanctions in 2003.
3. Raising funds and purchasing the medicines and medical
equipment on the list thus approved and authorised.
4. Forwarding the medical supplies to Iraq and distributing
them to paediatric hospitals.
has established a small but very efficient geographical network
between London, Amman, and Baghdad, which enables the Charity
to periodically provide medical supplies to children's hospitals
success of the Charity in performing its humanitarian mission
under complex internal and external constraints is only made
possible by the commitment of its members and the efficiency
of its logistical network.
faces significant hardship in performing its humanitarian
work due to the country's vulnerable status. Under the past
UN Sanctions period no flights were permitted to fly in and
out of Iraq and although the sanctions have now been lifted
few commercial flights have resumed.
continues with its past transportation method of air freighting
its medical shipments to Amman. Also since 2007 and following
the increase in transport costs, MAIC started sending some
of its imperishable medical supplies by sea to Aqaba, Jordan.
From Jordan the supplies are sent via a hazardous road journey
to Iraq. The gruelling route through the desert usually takes
14 to 16 hours. MAIC
ensures that all its shipments are escorted and have arrived
safely to their destination except for one which was air freighted
to Basra courtesy of Virgin Atlantic Airlines on 1 May 2003.
It was handled by the coalition forces and resulted in the
loss of significant medical supplies. Since then, MAIC resumed
delivering and distributing its medical consignments through
its regular channels and has successfully delivered all its
shipments to date.