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Iraqi Musicians on the Move Rebuilding Lives   :)

 

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Dear Supporter,

We recently celebrated World Refugee Day, when the world honors and raises awareness of the 42 million people who have had to flee their homes worldwide.

"On this World Refugee Day, let us remember that refugees too are real people with real needs. Helping them to rebuild their lives and their communities benefits us all."

- UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres


Although Iraqi refugees have been out of the international spotlight recently, they must not be forgotten. Millions of Iraqis remain uprooted both inside and outside the country, and they need your help in their rebuilding their lives and communities.

There are stories of loss and despair, but there are also stories of hope and empowerment.

Three refugees forced to leave their homes in Iraq for new lives in Syria have found a way to empower other Iraqi refugees in Syria. The United Nations refugee agency tells the story of

 

http://www.unhcr.org/4a323b686.html

 

Salim Salem, Abdel Mounem Ahmad and Fadi Fares Aziz who met in Damascus and found they shared a passion for making music. Now the three, recording under the name Iraqi Musicians on the Move, have released an album called "Transitions."

Listen to samples from "Transitions" at emusic. Profits from the purchase of the album will support Iraqi refugees through programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Syria.

 

http://www.emusic.com/album/Various-Artists-Transitions-Iraqi-Musicians-On-the-Move-MP3-Download/11471874.html

 


Like the many refugees living outside of Iraq, the three musicians have had to make hard decisions about their future. The article reports, "While Salim remains a refugee in Damascus, Fadi was recently resettled in the United States," and "Abdel Mounem has returned to Baghdad."

As President Obama stated, America has a moral responsibility to help displaced Iraqis, whether inside Iraq, in the region, or even here in the United States. We are watching the President to ensure he keeps this promise to vulnerable Iraqis.

Join EPIC in showing your support for three Iraqi refugees who are leading America's leaders by raising financial assistance for the over 12,000 Iraqi refugees in Syria. "Transitions" is available for purchase through iTunes, Napster, Amazon, Amie Street, IMVU, lala, ShockHound, Rhapsody and emusic.

Listen to samples from "Transitions" at emusic. Profits from the purchase of the album will support Iraqi refugees through programs of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Syria.

Sincerely,

Lauren Jenkins
National Coordinator



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