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I would like to add to the previous post that Mr. Eilian Williams had also had an urgent appeal to help the Armenians of Iraq. This followed his visit to the Armenian community of Havrez (an Armenian village located
On January 23, 2009, I received an e-mail from Mr. Williams, in which he said:
I notice you put an appeal which I made on behalf of the villagers of Hay Vrej (Havrest-Howrisk) near Simel, on your blog. Unfortunately very little was contributed. This week I went to see a trustee of an Armenian Charity in
In a following e-mail January 31, 2009, Mr. Williams wrote:
I wonder if there is anything that you can do to help the children in the village?.
One of them has two holes in her heart and needs heart surgery. Two need eye treatments…Part of the problem is that there is no direct diplomatic relations between
I made my contacts with the Ministry of Diaspora which properly reacted and contacted the Iraqi Armenian Community leaders to solve this matter.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Incredible, but true! Eilian Williams, a shepherd in Wales, has done more in support of the Armenian Cause than most Armenians, despite the fact that he is not related to Armenians by heritage or marriage. For all his good work, he has received no recognition and no appreciation. Most Armenians, except for a small circle in London, are neither aware of his existence nor his selfless efforts.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Below is the story behind the song. I think you will be interested to know about this song:
As for Narine, here is the story as written by Mariam Matossian Setian, the singer of the song:
Our dear friend, was over at our house one day visiting us and you could tell that there was a burden on his heart. He began to tell us this heart breaking story. He was born in Iraq and his sister and husband and their children still lived there. Anyway, he told us how he has received work from his sister that their young daughter had gone missing. He was miserable about this, and his sister was always crying out in agony, praying for her daughter - a little Armenian girl - to be found again. They did not know exactly what had happened.
When I heard him tell this story, my heart broke for this family. And after he left that evening, I still could not get this story, this mother crying out, this little girl, out of my mind... and that night, I began to write this song for them. I decided to name the little girl Narineh (I did not know her real name), and I imagined her mother crying out for her, repeating her name, longing to see her again... that is how the song came to be... and now, when I sing it, I sing it for this family that I have never met, and also for all children everywhere who are suffering somehow...
Mariam Matossian Setian
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