Mosul has been a site of civilization for more than 5,000 years and, through that time, blossomed into Iraq’s second largest city – a cosmopolitan mosaic of ethnic and religious diversity. It has served as a meeting place for Arabs, Kurds, Muslims, Christians, Jews, Yazidis,… 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
“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
Last month we launched an ambitious campaign to raise $25,000 in 30 days for children and families fleeing violence in Iraq. The generosity of our friends and supporters has put us nearly two-thirds of the way there!
But we cannot stop now. Attacks by ISIS militants over the past two… Read more
As the clock shows, we are ticking down to the final hours of ourSoccer Salam campaign.
By now, you have seen our numerous e-mails about Soccer Salam’slifesaving impact and read testimonials from the children and families we reach. If you still need convincing, check out the video on our CrowdRise… Read more
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
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
Non-soccer fans may not understand the game’s ability to unify. But in Iraq, soccer makes communities forget their differences – at least for a moment – and celebrate instead the things that we share.
You may have read the heartbreaking series by Liz Sly of theWashington Post about the suicide… Read more
My friends and colleagues have asked me over the years: Why do I care so much about Iraq? Twenty-five years ago, I toured newly liberated Kuwait and witnessed first hand the environmental devastation and human costs of modern warfare. That experience kindled a life-long passion for preventing and mitigating armed… Read more
“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
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.