Iceland’s division of UNICEF launched a campaign called #segjumSTOPP (“Let’s Say Stop”) last week that aims to put pressure on authorities to end the conflict in Syria and protect those in need. To this end, they put on a special gesture at the Sólfar sculpture, as well as a concert at KEX Hostel.
Performing were AmabAdamA, Sóley, dj. flugvél og geimskip, Kött Grá Pje, Milkywhale, and Úlfur Úlfur, all of who donated their work. Check out the pictures below.
Fundraising director Steinunn Jakobsdóttir says a report released last week shows that 8.4 million children are currently in need of emergency care in Syria and its surrounding countries.
“2.4 million children of Syria now live as refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. 2.8 million Syrian children are out of school,” she points out. “3.7 million Syrian children under the age of five have known nothing but a lifetime shaped by war.”
Those interested can show their support by texting stopp to the number 1900 to donate 1,900 ISK, or visit their Syria relief website.
Follow Iceland’s branch of UNICEF online here.
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