Saturday, June 14, 2008

Iraqi Men Struggling to Support Their Families

I know how hard it is to be a young boy who suddenly has to take care of his family. I can't imagine having to do it in a war zone or as a refugee in a strange country. These boys and men deserve our respect and our support.

This is a Father's Day video from CODEPINK and Collateral Repair Project.
CODEPINK and Collateral Repair Project are working on funding special Father's Day micro-projects for Iraqi fathers who are trying to support their families amidst the insecurity of refugee life, poor living conditions, and dwindling personal resources. These are the harsh realities that rob many Iraqi refugee fathers of their sense of purpose and worth and lead inevitably to over-riding hopelessness and despair.

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