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article imageBrooklyn rapper GLIFFICS raising money for Egyptian relief

By Layne Weiss     Aug 17, 2013 in World
Brooklyn - In light of the tumultuous situation in Egypt, Brooklyn-based rapper GLIFFICS is planning to help people in need. "I, as an Egyptian, have decided to do whatever I can to help from the U.S.," GLIFFICS said in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.
After a period of civil unrest in which over 30 people have been killed and more than 40 people have been injured as protestors remained at Ramses Square in Cairo, Egypt's government has imposed a curfew, CNN reports.
Many of the protestors are supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been under house arrest.
More than 50 police officers have been killed since Wednesday. 25 police stations and 10 churches have also been attacked.
More than 580 people have died in these protests.
On Thursday, Essam El-Erian said the protests would continue until Morsi is returned to office.
GLIFFICS, a first generation American says he will be donating 100% of the profits from sales of his black and gold Pharaoh snapbacks, HipHopDX reports.
"I have contacted my family in Egypt and although they're doing ok, there are hundreds of children and families that are not," the rapper said. "I was made aware that the hospitals are flooded with people, and because of that, there are children and families that are not being aided properly, which is ultimately causing more deaths."
GLIFFICS says he will donate the money he raises to MercyCorps. "I am working on getting the money to help aid these Egyptian hospitals and not getting the money to the military," GLIFFICS said. "Rest assured, between my family and the U.S. Egyptian embassy, I will get this money into the right hands."
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