Category: Issues in Focus

Iraqi Orphans, Part One: 800,000 Forgotten Children

“I feel blessed waking up every day knowing that my parents are still alive,” – EPIC intern Farah Rasool, who lived in the heart of Baghdad with her family until late 2006. Imagine waking up one day and finding yourself without a family. As adults living in the United States… Read more

“In Their Shoes”: Running for Iraqi Orphans

On May 4th, EPIC’s partner organization, the Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation, held its very first 5-kilometer run, in Fairfax, Virginia, entitled “In Their Shoes.” The run raised an incredible amount of money – over $30,000 – for orphans and street kids in Iraq. The 160+ participants included Iraqi-Americans, the former… Read more