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MIKA in Lebanon with the UNHCR : DEC 2015

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http://rfg.ee/VHTx2
 
Born in Beirut, singer and UNHCR Supporter MIKA has returned to Lebanon with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to spend time with some of the 1.1 million refugees who have been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing conflict in Syria.
 
MIKA will be sharing films, photos and writing from his visit so please keep coming back for more updates.
 
MIKA
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International musical sensation MIKA opened his career in 2007 with defining single Grace Kelly, which sold over 3 million copies worldwide and was the second British single ever to top the chart on downloads alone. His contagious joy and colourful performances have delighted audiences from the beginning and have led to sold out tours worldwide. As well as being a songwriter and performer, Mika has been a judge on Italian X-Factor and The Voice in France , is a writer (including magazine columns, blogs and work on a book), illustrator and artist. He is also the recipient of the prestigious French award “Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres”.

 

 

Warm Their Hearts

 

Donate today to help a refugee family survive this winter !

http://donate.unhcr.org/ar/lebanonwinter-en?utm_source=mika&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=mika

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mikainstagram

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/_dwXWLTiKZ/

 

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Paris, on my way to the airport. #NoFilter Heading now on a VERY special journey for the next few days before Christmas. A subject matter close to my heart. STAY TUNED for more info and for how to get involved. X

 

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https://twitter.com/mikasounds/status/678218205068959744

 
 

Just arrived in Lebanon where for the next few days I will be joining UNHCR and meeting Syrian @Refugees who will be sharing their stories

 

https://twitter.com/mikasounds/status/678219678259507200

You can follow my trip on my Twitter and Instagram. @JamesAALongman and @BBCNews is here with me. Stay tuned for #myrefugeestory

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It's a wonderful progect! I'm so proud of him. Can't wait to read about this incredible journey

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Interesting to follow his trip and get the news! So proud of him as well, such important work. And this is why it's useful for him to have 1M followers on twitter, the audience is there also for serious issues like this  :wub:

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I'm also very proud of him. I can't wait to see more about this! :wub2:

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I'm also very proud of him. I'm can't wait to see more about this! :wub2:

Same! :wub:

I admire him for him being such an adorable person! More people should be like that!

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Looking forward to see / hear more about it! It's a great cause, and i'm happy that this time it's not just a local charity, but a global thing, and in english. :thumb_yello:

 

He has posted a video message on fb (apparently he first planned to put it on periscope, but that doesn't work in lebanon): https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153403321063040&id=6006248039&ref=m_notif&notif_t=notify_me_page&actorid=6006248039

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This is the sort of thing that it is good for him to be involved with; hopefully a lot of his followers will make donations to the relief fund

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Thanks a lot for posting !

Looking forward to see / hear more about it! It's a great cause, and i'm happy that this time it's not just a local charity, but a global thing, and in english. :thumb_yello:

He has posted a video message on fb (apparently he first planned to put it on periscope, but that doesn't work in lebanon): https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153403321063040&id=6006248039&ref=m_notif&notif_t=notify_me_page&actorid=6006248039

 

Facebook video

https://www.facebook.com/mikasounds/videos/10153403321063040/?pnref=story

Mika arrived in Beirut today to spend a few days with #UNHCR in Lebanon, meeting @refugees and hearing their stories. BBCJamesLongman is joining MIKA. Please follow the journey too: http://rfg.ee/VHTx2 #MyRefugeeStory #WarmTheirHearts

 

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Mika's account on Twitter

 

Ciao!! Come ho scritto in inglese io sono appena arrivato a Beirut Dove incontrerò rifugiati Siriani e racconterò le loro storie.

 

Voi potete seguire la mia esperienza su Instagram Twitter e soprattutto Facebook #myrefugeestory RT! Sono qui con @JamesAALongman @BBCNews

 

I'm even finally joining Snapchat for #myrefugeestory with UNHCR @JamesAALongman @BBCNews @Refugees

 

Snapchat set up! Mika-Mikachu


Tune into my periscope in a minute for a vid message #myrefugeestory @Refugees @JamesAALongman

 

Apologies. Periscope does not seem to be working where we are now. Will post a message to Facebook instead tp://on.fb.me/1Ig4HPK  #MyRefugeeStory #WarmTheirHearts

 

5 h

So good to be back in Beirut!
 
10min ago
"My biggest fear was becoming like Daesch and loosing my humanity. That is still what I'm afraid of in the future" Samir Syrian Refugee

 

Samir is a refugee from Aleppo. He is LGBTI and also married with three children. He feared betrayal to Daesch from within LGBTI community


"I had three choices, become one of them or fear for my life and that of my family, or run. I left" #myrefugeestory @Refugees

 
 
 
Mika's account on Instagram
 

https://www.instagram.com/p/_gJn24TiPU/

 

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With the UNHCR in Lebanon for the next few days meeting Syrian refugees. They will be sharing their stories. I am very happy to be here for a cause that I feel very strongly about. This is a trip to Lebanon unlike any other I have ever done. Follow my trip and share the stories by visiting www.unhcr.org/Mika where we will be posting pics and videos over the next few days and weeks. Please please check it out and stay tuned. X

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/_gr7oWziAM/

 

With Mustafa, 13 refugee who ha been showing me around this informal settlement in a Banana Plantation in Lebanon. #unrefugees @refugee #myrefugeestory

 

 

Time for making music #myrefugeestory @refugees @jamesaalongman

https://www.instagram.com/p/_hHOi0ziFo/

 

And now dancing!! #myrefugeestory @refugees @jamesaalongman

https://www.instagram.com/p/_hINkMTiIe/

 

 

Mika's account on FB

 

Mika arrived in Beirut today to spend a few days with #UNHCR in Lebanon, meeting @refugees and hearing their stories. BBCJamesLongman is joining MIKA. Please follow the journey too: http://rfg.ee/VHTx2 #MyRefugeeStory #WarmTheirHearts

 

https://www.facebook.com/mikasounds/videos/10153403321063040/

 

Video reposted by Eriko on YT

 

2h ago

This morning in Beirut. Follow their story at http://rfg.ee/VHTx2 ‪#‎MyRefugeeStory‬ ‪#‎WarmTheirHearts‬

https://www.facebook.com/mikasounds/posts/10153405006323040

 

14min ago

Mika's thoughts

https://www.facebook.com/mikasounds/posts/10153405282443040

 

 

 

 

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Interesting to follow his trip and get the news! So proud of him as well, such important work. And this is why it's useful for him to have 1M followers on twitter, the audience is there also for serious issues like this  :wub:

 

 

Looking forward to see / hear more about it! It's a great cause, and i'm happy that this time it's not just a local charity, but a global thing, and in english. :thumb_yello:

 

He has posted a video message on fb (apparently he first planned to put it on periscope, but that doesn't work in lebanon): https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153403321063040&id=6006248039&ref=m_notif&notif_t=notify_me_page&actorid=6006248039

What have I always said...

He's MORE THAN JUST A POPSTAR!!

 

I'm so proud I could burst. More proud than if he had the UK Christmas #1 single!!

THIS is Mika at his best. Our international star using his fame to help and support the refugees at Christmas!

And, maybe I shouldn't say it, but this will get him some fantastic publicity.

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James Longman account on Twitter

 

[twitter]@jamesAAlongman[/twitter]

 

2708.png to Lebanon 2 meet refugees w @mikasounds & @Refugees - follow our snapchat story jameslongmanbbc #myrefugeestory

 

https://twitter.com/JamesAALongman/status/678207905708040192

 

Made it to Beirut with @mikasounds #myrefugeestory 3h ago

https://twitter.com/JamesAALongman/status/678491375134892032

 

2 h

This family have lived here for 4 years. Their youngest is 3 months. This tent has no toilet @mikasounds @Refugees
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2 h

Best friends Mustafah & Brahim are 12. And they've been living in this Lebanese field for 4 years. #myrefugeestory
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Follow me on snapchat for live and frequent updates on @mikasounds & @Refugees #myrefugeestory from Lebanon

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1 h

Some of the material being used to protect the shelters....old advertising billboards. No comment #myrefugeestory
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41 min

Mika just visited informal settlement for first time. Here are his thoughts @mikasounds @Refugees #myrefugeestory

 

Video: https://twitter.com/JamesAALongman/status/678528600975409152

 

James Longman has even a FB account where you can watch the video that he posts on Twitter or Snapchat

 

https://www.facebook.com/JamesLongmanBBC/?fref=ts

 

James Longman Account on Snapchat

 

Account name: jameslongmanbbc

He posts a lot of photos and videos so it's better to check it more times a day

 

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Mohamed Madi account on Twitter

 

https://twitter.com/m_madi

 

24h

#myrefugeestory

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22 h

Search JamesLongmanBBC on #snapchat for #MyRefugeeStory now! @BBCWorld
 
22 h

Me, @JamesAALongman and @stumac84 are about to leave for Beirut for #myrefugeestory

 

22 h

This weekend we're in Lebanon with new UNHCR supporter @mikasounds http://rfg.ee/VHTyX  #MyRefugeeStory

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21 h

#myrefugeestory, see you in #Beirut @mikasounds @JamesAALongman @Refugees

 

16 h

So we've landed - but not in Beirut. A sudden thunderstorm means we've been redirected to Larnaca, Cyprus for refuelling

 

16 h

RT MIKA official

And BBC news team of me, @JamesAALongman and @stumac84 will be there too

 

@mikasounds
Just arrived in Lebanon where for the next few days I will be joining UNHCR and meeting Syrian @Refugees who will be sharing their stories
 
12 h

Arrived in Beirut

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4 h

We're on the road. Share your stories and questions on #myrefugeestory

 

3H

This is Mustafa's Grandmother - "We need to eat, we need to sleep somewhere safe" - #myrefugeestory

 
3h
#myrefugeestory
 

3 h

This is Abu Ahmad's house. The family used to own several houses in Syria. Now, a tent near Beirut #myrefugeestory

Video with Mika: https://twitter.com/m_madi/status/678501173603647489

 

3 h

Abu Ahmad's family now spread over Syria, Turkey and Lebanon #myrefugeestory
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3 h
Friends Asim and Ibrahim inside an informal settlement near Beirut - have a look around #my https://t.co/7cbE2gGPfX

 

2 h

#myrefugeestory

https://twitter.com/m_madi/status/678508354365353984

 

2 h

#myrefugeestory

Video with Mika: https://twitter.com/m_madi/status/678522529691009025

 

1 h

#myrefugeestory with @mikasounds

Video with Mika: https://twitter.com/m_madi/status/678527852015255552

 

55 min

This is what an informal refugee settlement in Beirut looks like. Everyone here is from Idl https://t.co/7qQgwKgLOU

 

46 min

 

Here are some of the snapchats we've been sending. Follow by searching BBCJamesLongman #myrefugeestory

https://twitter.com/MIKA_Lebanon/status/678501920244424704

 

RT Stu McKenzie @stumac84

21 min

Filming at an informal refugee settlement near Beruit #myrefugeestory @JamesAALongman @m_madi @mikasounds

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Thanks Lu for the summary. It's really hard to keep track of all the different social networks and accounts. :aah:

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What have I always said...

He's MORE THAN JUST A POPSTAR!!

 

I'm so proud I could burst. More proud than if he had the UK Christmas #1 single!!

THIS is Mika at his best. Our international star using his fame to help and support the refugees at Christmas!

And, maybe I shouldn't say it, but this will get him some fantastic publicity.

 

:thumb_yello: I couldn't agree more!  :wub: MIKA really is one of a kind - nobody above, nobody by his side! :wub:  The kind of pride I feel about this, isn't comparable to any of his success as an artist... :wub: 

 

Love, love

me 

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Thanks a lot Lu !


Mika's account on Instagram
 
https://www.instagram.com/p/_gr7oWziAM/

 

With Mustafa, 13 refugee who ha been showing me around this informal settlement in a Banana Plantation in Lebanon. #unrefugees @refugee #myrefugeestory

 

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/_gr7oWziAM/

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Twitter videos : re-uploaded

 

Mohamed Madi account on Twitter

https://twitter.com/m_madi


3H

This is Mustafa's Grandmother - "We need to eat, we need to sleep somewhere safe" - #myrefugeestory

 

3 h

This is Abu Ahmad's house. The family used to own several houses in Syria. Now, a tent near Beirut #myrefugeestory

 

 

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Eriko, thanks for setting this thread up and keeping it updated -- as someone else said, it's hard to keep up with all the various social media they are using! :naughty:

 

One thing Mika's team has asked -- as we promote this we should use this link: http://rfg.ee/VHTx2

 

It redirects to the donation page about Mika on the UNHCR site. (I changed the link in the first post of this thread, but if you see it anywhere else, please use the link I've given instead.)

 

I've also been thinking about how we as the MFC can help with this effort.

 

With our anniversary coming it, it might be a good time to auction off a prize and donate the proceeds. :thumb_yello:

 

I have a couple prizes that might generate some interest here, and Mika's team have said they would be willing to give us something to auction off, as well.

 

For those of you who have been around MFC for a long time, you may remember how we auctioned off a few things for charity around the MFC's 5th anniversary to support London Air Ambulance. I'm thinking we may do something similar this time around -- perhaps instead of a straight auction we ask people to make a donation to be eligible for a chance to win the prize. I have to go back and review how we handled everything back then to refresh my memory, but I think this is something I'd like to do, if the rest of you are up for it, too. :original:

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