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This past summer, EPIC’s Executive Director Erik Gustafson was in Mosul shortly after… Read more
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 are blessed with staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to enhance understanding of Iraq’s story, monitor the crisis to inform smarter policy, and … Read more
Soccer Salam is now in its third week of delivering emergency food assistance to children and families fleeing the fighting in Qayyarah and other areas south of Mosul.
After a long, arduous journey on foot for hours, and in many cases days, an average of 200 families arrive each day… Read more
The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 fell short of the required votes for cloture in the Senate yesterday, effectively bringing the discriminatory legislation to a halt.
The SAFE Act would have required the FBI to conduct a redundant investigation into the background of any individual seeking refugee… Read more
Since 1998, EPIC has remained focused on one goal: peace in Iraq.
One way we’re aspiring to realize that goal is through Soccer Salam, our project with U.S. veteran-led charities to assist and empower vulnerable children and families who have been displaced by the conflict in Iraq.
Today we’re… Read more
Babil, Iraq—Exciting news coming out of Babil, Iraq this week! Our Soccer Salam team just completed the delivery of food baskets and other essentials to 60 families now living in Babil, most of whom were originally displaced from Ramadi. another step forward in Soccer Salam’s continued efforts… Read more
On Tuesday, U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met in the Oval Office. Both leaders expressed their commitment to a robust relationship between the two countries, emphasizing priorities for continued cooperation. Several of these priorities reflect the progress that Haider al-Abadi has made in improving governance… Read more
By now you have seen the news. Iraq is in crisis.
The advance of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) across western and northern Iraq has forced over 1.4 million people to flee their homes this year. Families fleeing or trapped by ISIS are facing extreme… Read more
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on June 28th, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar, and of utmost importance to the Muslim “ummah,” or community. Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam, and it is mandated that all healthy Muslims must fast everyday… Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.