PUBLISHED: 10:23 AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Iraqi humanitarian Rana Al-Aiouby to speak on the civilian situation in Iraq
Juneau People for Peace and Justice will feature Iraqi humanitarian relief worker Rana Al-Aiouby at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Lecture Hall.

Al-Aiouby will speak about the civilian and security situation in Iraq.

Al-Aiouby is executive director and founder of International Peace Angels, an NGO that delivers humanitarian and medical relief to areas of conflict in Iraq.

She will share her first-hand knowledge of the destruction of Iraq's infrastructure and the effect it is having on medical institutions, the delivery of health care, and the civilian population in general.

Rana Al-Aiouby was born in Baghdad, Iraq in the 1970s.

She has a degree in French literature and language and worked as a private tutor until the US-led invasion in 2003.

Al-Aiouby has spoken worldwide on this subject, including at the World Tribunal on Iraq in Istanbul, the World Social Forum 2006 in Karachi, and the World Peace Forum in Vancouver.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast.