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Video: Yusuf Islam tells refugee children #YouAreNotAlone

Video: Yusuf Islam tells refugee children #YouAreNotAlone

The image of Aylan Kurdi is still in our minds. The young boy, who was found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum, told us the story of the innocent victims of the West Asian crisis. But, many stories on the plight of innocent victims are yet to be unfolded.

British musician Yusuf Islam has recently released a single titled “He Was Alone” in support of Syrian refugee children. This is the first new music from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer since his 2014 album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone.

Yusuf Islam said he wrote the song after he was so overwhelmed by the plight of child refugees during a recent trip to Turkey.

"It was difficult to stand by just watching this tragedy without trying to do something," Yusuf said in a statement.

"He was alone, when he was 12/ Only his thoughts, which he kept to himself/ He didn't have a place to play/ A friend to call, or a word to say," Islam sings in the track.

"While the world faces incomprehensible numbers and statistics created by the refugee crisis the tragedy and story of a single soul gets missed," Islam wrote in a statement accompanying the video.

Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens, converted to Islam in 1977 after almost drowning and largely quit the music industry for nearly 30 years.

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