Has the World Lost Its Humanity?
MAIC Memoirs: 1995-2009
Has the World Lost Its Humanity? offers an original and unique perspective of
events during the darkest period of Iraq’s modern history.
The book is based on the author’s personal and professional experience as director of the charity Medical Aid for Iraqi Children, MAIC.
Through her fifteen years work at MAIC, May shares fascinating insight on the effects of UN sanctions on the daily life of Iraqis. She also explores issues rarely discussed before: the complex process of liaising with sanction departments in London and New York and she highlights the problems the charity encountered in the process.
May describes emotionally her visits to children’s hospitals in Iraq and the children’s tragic suffering where even basic medical needs were mostly unavailable.
The book also narrates heart-warming stories of ordinary people from all walks of life, offering selfless sacrifices to provide support to the Iraqi children.
Academics, historians and the general public would find this book very informative and interesting.