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#Unite4Humanity Using Davy Kettyles' song 'Humanity' to raise awareness and raise funds for the Irish Refugee Council

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A singer songwriter who works for the Ireland Region of trade union Unite is using his music to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

Davy Kettyles’ song ‘Humanity’ was written to mark the first anniversary of the death of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned along with most of his family as they tried to reach safety in Europe.  This fundraising page allows people to make a donation to the Irish Refugee Council.

Davy, a Senior Organiser with the Ireland Region of Unite, explains what motivated him to writethe song and use it to help raise funds for the Irish Refugee Council: “I was powerfully moved by the death of little Aylan, and by the plight of so many people who have been forced toleave their homes because of war.  It’s a call for people to recognise the values of our shared humanity. 

"In addition to raising funds for the Irish Refugee Council, I hope this song will help raise awareness of the plight of refugees - not only on their journey to safety, but also on their arrival in Ireland where too many asylum seekers find themselves confronted by the inhumane system of Direct Provision.  The Irish Refugee Council is working to alleviate the situation of those caught upin the asylum system and in Direct Provision, and funds raised by this song will assist them in that work".


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