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MEDICS RESPOND TO CRISIS.

A group of doctors have set up a charity to help change the lives of people across the globe.

The doctors, all originally from Sudan, are working in North East hospitals and decided it was time to do something about the lack of clean water across the world.

Through their own fundraising efforts they have already supplied four basic wells to areas of Sudan, which now provide safe water for thousands of villagers and their animals.

Now they are looking for more funds to help dig wells in other needy countries, regardless of politics, religion and geography.

Osheik Seidi, 45, of Gosforth, is a doctor at Newcastle General Hospital and helped set up the charity with four other doctors in Newcastle.

He said: "There was no charity organisation of people who are from a Third World society. Most of the time we have our comforts and do not look back.

"We thought this time we should take the step and do it for ourselves. A group of Sudanese doctors came together and set up this charity to provide clean and safe water."

The wells built by the charity cost around pounds 3,000 each and provide clean water for thousands of people.
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Title Annotation:Business
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 8, 2005
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