Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Candlelight Vigil for Iraq to be held in Auckland

There will be a candlelight vigil held on Wednesday 6th of July at the Mission Bay Fountain at 7.30pm in solidarity with the victims of the recent Baghdad bombing carried out by ISIS in the Karrada district. This vigil is organised by the Iraqi community of Auckland who will come together to show their support for the victims of this tragedy and their loved ones. The Iraqi community will express their sympathy by honouring the victims of this brutal attack on humanity and remembering all the innocent lives that have been lost in Iraq over the past couple of days. Some community members will also be collecting donations for The Red Cross Iraq Crisis Appeal. Iraqi Kiwi’s have called for a show of solidarity with Iraq by lighting up the Sky Tower in Auckland with the Iraqi flag colours just as it has been for previous victims all over the world. The Iraqi community hope others can share their grief and show compassion for the many innocent lives that have been lost in their home country. While many Iraqi Kiwi’s call New Zealand home now, they still continue to follow events in Iraq closely as they have loved ones still living there. The community will be uniting tomorrow to say that Iraq matters too. Iraqi victims have names, faces, dreams and hopes too. They too, like those in Paris or Brussels, have stories.

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