Help Is Coming For Children Affected by the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Help Is Coming For Children Affected by the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Crowded House releases 7” single and iTunes download accompanied by video introduced by Benedict Cumberbatch; proceeds to benefit Save the Children

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Benedict Cumberbatch introduces #HelpIsComing

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch introduces #HelpIsComing, a new film and fundraising promotion with Apple’s iTunes, Universal Music Group,Crowded House’s Neil Finn, Capitol Records and The Vinyl Factory to benefit Save the Children’s child refugee crisis.

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 10, 2015) — As Europe faces its worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, last week’s images of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi and his brother Galip inspired the re-release of the 1999 song ‘Help is Coming’ by Crowded House. The proceeds from the sales will go to support Save the Children’s refugee crisis relief efforts.

The song can be downloaded on iTunes or purchased as a limited-edition 7” single, which features an exclusive previously unreleased b-side ‘Anthem’ with new artwork by Crowded House’s bass player Nick Seymour. It is available to pre-order now from The Vinyl Factory.

Apple, as well as Universal Music Group, the artists, and producers of ‘Help Is Coming,’ will be donating their respective proceeds to Save the Children.

The song release is accompanied by a namesake short film directed by Mat Whitecross with an introduction by actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Learn more at and follow along at #HELPISCOMING.

For more information about Save the Children’s response to the refugee crisis, click here.


Save the Children gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We invest in childhood — every day, in times of crisis and for our future. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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