OTTAWA PUTS $100-M TOWARD SYRIAN REFUGEE RELIEF

Nov 26, 2015

By Bob Komsic

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The Trudeau government`s giving $10-million to the UN refugee agency as part of the program to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees over the next three months.

A Syrian refugee family from Aleppo, stay under a shelter during a rainy day on March 8, 2014, at Uskudar in Istanbul. More than 136,000 people have been killed in Syria's brutal war since March 2011, and millions more have fled their homes. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

It`s part of a larger contribution of $100-million to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees promised by the Liberals during the election campaign.
The money will help UN staff in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who are working to help select some 15,000 Syrians who`ll come here by the end of February.
The government`s also giving the UN in those countries, as well as in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Europe, money to help deal with the effect the crisis is having in those countries.
It`ll go toward basic needs and services for the four-million displaced by the fighting in Syria.
The announcement brings to almost $1-billion the amount of humanitarian assistance from Canada in response to the crisis.
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