The Spanish Committee for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWAce) will hold a benefit concert in solidarity with the Palestine refugee children of the Gaza Strip on 20 June – World Refugee Day.
All proceeds from the concert will support the UN Agency’s work in Gaza, as the Israeli blockade of the coastal strip enters its sixth year.
Joining forces on stage at the 800-person capacity Sala Arena in Madrid will be renowned singer-songwriters Ismael Serrano, Pedro Guerra, Carlos Chaouen, Marwan, Luis Ramiro, Andrés Suárez, Lucas, and Sheila Blanco. All artists will perform for free.
Ticket-holders will be treated to performances including last year’s 'Luces Errantes' (Stray Lights), a joint project by Ismael Serrano and UNRWAce featuring students from the prestigious Edward Said National Conservatory in Ramallah. The benefits of that song have contributed towards improving the situation of thousands of children in Gaza.
Today, Palestinian refugees represent one-third of the world's refugees: among them, the child population is the most vulnerable.