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UNHCR and Goldman Sachs Gives Announce a Partnership to Provide Immediate Assistance To The Refugee Crisis in Europe

£2 million will help provide emergency supplies for thousands of families and secure accommodation for extremely vulnerable children and temporary medical facilities.

LONDON, 10 SEPTEMBER 2015: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Goldman Sachs Gives today announce a partnership to provide urgent humanitarian assistance to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in Europe.

The partnership will provide immediate support for the refugees who have arrived on the shores of the Mediterranean, including in Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans and will also be directed towards the refugees in and around Syria, including in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

£2 million will be directed towards providing supplies for thousands of families including Survivor Packs, Emergency food packs, secure accommodation for extremely vulnerable children and temporary medical facilities.

Following UNHCR’s initial response plan entitled Special Mediterranean Initiative Plan, a new Emergency Appeal has been launched for affected countries in the European region in light of the ongoing refugee and humanitarian crisis. The appeal outlines proposed strategies and activities and corresponding financial requirements up to the end of 2016, in order to provide relevant support, operational responses and protection measures in affected countries in Europe, in respect of assessed needs.
 

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