Category Archives: Updates

Inspiration to Give on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday – the non-profit world’s version of Black Friday – when we ask all of our supporters to give generously to causes that inspire them and encourage their friends and family to do the same. This past summer, EPIC’s Executive Director Erik Gustafson was in Mosul shortly after… Read more

Peace building in Babil

[slideshow_deploy id=’13252′] 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

President Obama Sits Down with Prime Minister Abadi in the Oval Office

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

Doing the Right Thing

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