‘ EC GIVES $4.9 MILLION OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO PEOPLE SEEKING REFUGE IN TURKEY FROM ISLAMIC STATE ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 12 – The European Commission has decided to give 3.9 million euro ($4.9 million) of humanitarian aid “to help meet the urgent needs of the thousands of people” who are seeking shelter in neighbouring Turkey to escape the Islamic State advance to the Iraqi town of Kobani, the European Commission said in a statement.

“Over 180,000 Syrians have been displaced to Turkey by the fierce fighting in Kobani.

This further adds to the impact of what is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our times.

We are directing urgently needed funds to help the humanitarian organizations on the ground deal with the massive influx of refugees,” said Kristalina Georgieva, Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.

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