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    ...when I finish typing this comment.

    Here's a bit more from the last link in the diary:

    But more remains to be done, said the two agencies. The Syria Regional Refugee Response plan, which calls for US$3 billion dollars to address the acute needs of refugees until December of this year, is currently only 38 percent funded.

    More than US$5 billion has been called for to address the Syria crisis, with critical needs in education, health care and other services for children and child members of host communities. More resources need to be devoted to developing strong networks to identify refugee children at risk and to provide them, and their host communities, with support.

    In addition to supporting the shelters, we need to press Washington—whether we are supporters of military intervention or not—to boost its support of the UNHCR's funding for the Syrian crisis. Whatever happens, more and more refugees are going to continue pouring out of the country in the foreseeable future and a huge percentage will be children. Call your Representatives and Senators in this matter today after you give what you can afford to the Shelter Box program.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 10:43:46 AM PDT

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