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Injured Afghan Children Fly To Germany For Surgery

October 15, 2007 -- German health authorities say a flight carrying 57 injured Afghan children requiring surgery is to arrive in Hamburg this week.

The authorities said the children would be sent to 30 hospitals across Germany for treatment under a scheme run by the organization "Children need us."

The return charter flight is to bring home 20 Afghan youngsters who have successfully undergone treatment in German hospitals.

Some 300 Afghan children have undergone surgery in Germany since 2002, most of them victims of bomb blasts, accidental burns, or heart complaints.


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