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Singer Yusuf Islam – formerly known as Cat Stevens – has released a charity song originally recorded by one of the Beatles, with all proceeds going to a United Nations agency helping refugees in Gaza.

The Day The World Gets Round is a song written by the late George Harrison, and has be re-recorded by Yusuf and Klaus Voorman, a German artist/musician who befriended the Beatles during their early days in Hamburg.

Yusuf said he hoped the music will “help remind people of the immense legacy of love, peace and happiness we can share when we get round to looking at mankind’s futile wars and prejudices, and start to change our foolish ways.”

Proceeds from the single, which can be downloaded here, will go to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and Save the Children to help families in the Gaza Strip.

UNRWA said it has provided over 50,000 civilians refuge in over 50 improvised shelters since the latest violence erupted on December 27. Over 1,300 Palestinians have been killed in the attacks already, which were sparked by rocket fire by Hamas into Israel. A tentative ceasefire has been in place since January 18.

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