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Cville Refugee Rescue Agency Encouraging Donations for Syrians

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A refugee rescue agency in Charlottesville is encouraging donations to help the millions of people displaced by the conflict in Syria. The Charlottesville office of the International Rescue Committee - or IRC - helps refugees in central Virginia. 

Two million refugees have poured into camps in Syria's neighboring countries. IRC's emergency response team is working in those camps to provide medical care and basic aid. 

"We exist to respond to those urgent needs of displaced people in crisis situations. That's what we do and we are equipped to respond like that. But, it takes huge amounts of money and a lot of infrastructure to make that happen," said Harriet Kuhr, IRC Charlottesville executive director.

Currently, there is no plan to resettle Syrian refugees in America.

The IRC is collecting donations directed to its humanitarian response in Syria. To donate, click here. 

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