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Sami Yusuf – Hear Your Call (Pakistan Flood Relief)

A Charity Single Released By Sami Yusuf where all profits go to help the Flood victims of Pakistan

British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, dubbed “Islam’s biggest rock star”, is donating profits from his latest single to help flood victims in Pakistan. Born in Iran, but raised in the UK, the singer is urging fans to recognize the ongoing plight of those affected by the floods. Profits from Hear Your Call will go to Save the Children, which is working in the four provinces hit by the disaster.

Sami has sold more than seven million albums worldwide. He said: “This is an enormous disaster and I personally feel we all, as fellow humans, have a responsibility to help the victims in any way we can.

“The floods have completely changed many people’s lives and through our actions, we can offer hope. “In such times we have to align ourselves with the right organizations to reach out to the affected areas as effectively and urgently as possible.”

The track can be download from iTunes and the artist’s official website.
http://www.itunes.com
http://www.samiyusufofficial.com/

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt give $1 Million to Pakistan’s Refugees

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Islamabad, Pakistan- Hollywood’s most powerful couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt today donated $1 million to the refugees fleeing the fighting in Swat valley in Pakistan. Jolie, a UN goodwill ambassador was in Washington DC Thursday to celebrate World Refugee Day which is on Saturday June 20.

She spoke of her visits to Pakistani refugee camps having visited Pakistan as a goodwill ambassador on three separate occasions. Brad and Angelina donated the $1 million to the U.N. refugee agency providing aid to displaced people in Pakistan fleeing the fighting in Swat between the government and the Taliban.

In 2001, Pakistan was already host to the largest refugee population in the world due to almost 5 million refugees from Afghanistan that had escaped the invasion of their country by the Soviet Union in late 1979. Now it has an additional 2.3 million refugees from its own population of Pakistani citizens escaping the recent fighting between the Pakistan army and the Taliban militants in the Swat valley.

The United States recently pledged to give $110 million to the Pakistani refugee crisis but additional money and lots of it is needed for the millions of refugees in Pakistan and more needs to be done by other countries especially European nations and rich Gulf Arab countries according to the UN.

Although this donation by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is a drop in the bucket, it is a great humanitarian gesture by Hollywood’s most glamorous and popular couple to bring worldwide scrutiny to the plight of the refugees in Pakistan.

We at Pakistanis for Peace commend their effort in bringing more attention to the refugee crisis in Pakistan and hope that this will spur more donations to help millions of people and hundreds of thousands of displaced families survive until God willing the Taliban are eradicated from the Swat valley and eventually from all of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ameen.

For Donations please visit:

http://www.unhcr.org/emergency/pakistan/global_landing.html

And also from any mobile phone:  Text “Swat” to 20222 to provide a $5 donation to the UN refugee agency in Pakistan

Reporting by Manzer Munir for http://www.PakistanisforPeace.com

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