On Tuesday 3 June, Mohammed Assaf - Arab Idol winner and our goodwill ambassador – entered the studio to record a brand-new song that he will perform live for the first time on 10 June in São Paulo, Brazil, for the opening ceremony of the sixty-fourth FIFA Congress Event.
The song will also launch the UNRWA Give for Food campaign. From the World Cup until the end of Ramadan, UNRWA will be raising funds for food aid for the over 1 million Palestine refugees who are unable to afford their basic minimum food requirements. For some, this is due to long-standing abject poverty; for others, this food insecurity is the result of emergencies and crises in places like Syria and the Gaza Strip, where Assaf comes from. All proceeds from the download of the song, via iTunes or Anghami+, will support the UNRWA campaign, helping red card hunger for food-insecure Palestine refugees.
Reflecting the World Cup spirit of hope, youthfulness and unity, Assaf's song is not his only contribution to the Give for Food campaign. Until 17 June, supporters of the UNRWA campaign will be entered in a raffle to win World Cup prizes - five footballs and ten official jerseys - signed by our ambassador.
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