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LDS Charities gives $1 million in humanitarian effort for Syrian refugees

October 26, 2012
source: Deseret News

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MR says: Heartbreaking statistic: Half of the refuges are under 12 years of age, and women in the refugee camps outnumber the men two to one.

With tens of thousands of ill-prepared refugees fleeing war-torn Syria in search of peace and protection across the border in Jordan, LDS Charities has answered the Jordanian government’s call for help with more than $1 million in humanitarian aid already provided or in the works during the next few months.

A press release issued late Thursday indicated that LDS Charities, a non-governmental organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “has made a substantial commitment to support efforts by the Jordanian government and other charitable partners to provide relief to the thousands of Syrians displaced from their homeland.”

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