Category: Soccer Salam
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
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
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
Last week as we celebrated Thanksgiving, we told you about the brave men and women who help carry out our work on-the-ground in Iraq. These volunteers risk their lives to bring aid and comfort to innocent children and families displaced by violence. They are doing so right now in Tikrit… 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 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
As Iraqi forces push deeper into populated areas of Mosul, they are facing extraordinary dangers. In the midst of street to street battles against ISIS snipers, IEDs, and suicide bombers, families and children flee, trying to escape the fighting.
At EPIC, we are responding by closely monitoring and reporting on… Read more
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