Category Archives: Fieldwork

Our Recent Publications

Now that Donald Trump is President of the United States, we owe it to the people of Iraq to educate his administration and Congress on the needs of 1.5 million children in the country displaced by violence and to advocate for a greater response from the American people. At EPIC,… Read more

Looking Ahead to 2017

Now is a time of ongoing crisis and concern for families in Mosul and throughout Iraq. Millions of innocent civilians have been forced to flee violence and persecution at the hands of ISIS. At a time when displacement is at an all-time high, consistent U.S. leadership in responding to humanitarian… Read more

Looking Back on 2016

For 18 years, EPIC has brought together veterans, Iraqi Americans, and other caring individuals to help children and families who are suffering in Iraq and to create a safer world through peace and development. You are a vital part of that mission and the EPIC community. Right now you can… Read more

Double the Impact

In light of the hateful rhetoric about refugees, Muslims, and innocent victims of ISIS violence expressed throughout the recent U.S. Presidential campaign, there is reason to be concerned as a new administration prepares take power in Washington. To counter these messages and educate policymakers and the public about the value… Read more

Giving Thanks

Every year at this time, Americans reflect on what it is we are most grateful for as we celebrate the season of Thanksgiving. At EPIC, we have been blessed with a dedicated network of supporters like you, a staff and Board of Directors who work tirelessly to fulfill our mission,… Read more

Overwhelming Need

“We need to maintain the flow of water and food. Basics only, inexpensive but continuous and lifesaving.” – Hala al-Saraf, Director of our Soccer Salam partner, the Iraq Health Access Organization Iraqi Security Forces and their allies are quickly making gains in their efforts to clear the city of Mosul… Read more

Time is running out…

We have just two days left to reach our fundraising goal for Soccer Salam. We need you now! You know that Soccer Salam supports the most urgent needs of families and children who have fled violence at the hands of ISIS. If we do not hit our goal by midnight… Read more

New Goals for Soccer Salam

  Soccer Salam has changed lives. Families forced to flee violence find it difficult to trust others – even those of us who want to help. But we discovered that using soccer as an entry point into their lives allows these families to get to know us, and eventually share… Read more

What if our lives were reversed?

“What if our lives were reversed? What if violence displaced us from our homes? What conversations might we have with our children? How would we deal with a future of uncertainty and insecurity?” These difficult questions were asked by Soccer Salam partner and Iraq War veteran Rick Burns, and the… Read more

This is Personal…

We need to raise $25,000 in 30 days. More than 1,000 displaced families and children in Iraq are counting on our Soccer Salam program to deliver food, clean water, medicine, and other essentials before the start of summer. This effort means a lot to me. I can relate to those… Read more