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Title: Local Kurdish community organizes fundraising event for Yezidis, Christians refugees
START DATE: Sunday August 24
TIME: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location Details:
Spiedo Ristorante
223 E 4th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Event Type: Fundraiser
The California Kurdish Community Center (CKCC) of Northern California is organizing a fundraising event with live music for the Christian, Yezidi, Muslim, and other refugees that have been fleeing the violence of the terrorist group, Islamic State or ISIS/ISIL.

The event is open for everyone to attend.

The event will take place at Spiedo Restaurant in San Mateo, California and will feature music from local Kurdish musicians. The event will be held to raise money for humanitarian aid. The non-profit organization, CKCC, is working directly with organizations in the United States and medical groups in Iraq to help fund efforts to help thousands of refugees that have been left nothing after being forced to flee their homes or risk being massacred by the ISIL terrorist group.

The Kurdish community in the Bay Area includes members with families that have been directly affected by the crisis in Iraq. These members along with other supporters of the community will be attending the event to spread awareness, share information, and collect donations for humanitarian purposes to help NGOs and other groups in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq help the increasing number of refugees.

Event Date and Location:

Sunday, August 24, 2014
9:00PM

Spiedo Ristorante
223 E 4th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401


Background Information:

ISIL invaded cities in Iraq earlier this month and has killed anyone who does not agree with their tactics. The group has particularly targeted and launched a genocidal campaign against religious minorities in Iraq such as Christians and Yezidis. Many of these minorities along with others at risk have fled into the relatively safe Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Kurdish forces with US air support have been battling ISIL terrorists to defend their region against the expanding threat.

Meanwhile, an increasing number of innocent people have fled to Iraqi Kurdistan for refuge where they await medical attention as well as basic necessities such as food, water, and clothing. The Kurdistan Regional Government is exhausting their emergency funds to look after the refugees and many foreign governments have pledged funds to help with the humanitarian crisis. However, with an estimated 1.2 million refugees from both Iraq and Syria, the funds are still limited and the region is still in desperate need of help through donations.



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