Friday, June 4, 2004

British celebs seek more
aid to Third World



Jude Law, U2 frontman Bono and Coldplay singer Chris Martin are among a host of celebrities who have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair requesting more aid money for the world's poorest countries.

The letter, also signed by Helen Mirren, Colin Firth, Joseph Fiennes and Minnie Driver, is intended to reach the government as it determines British aid budgets for the next three years.

"One billion people do not have access to clean water, 6,400 are dying from AIDS in Africa every day and over 100 million children in the world do not get a chance to go to school," said Justin Forsyth, policy director of the Oxfam development and relief organization.




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