Google’s Global Public Giving Campaign to Support Assistance for Child Refugees

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Sept. 15, 2015) — Save the Children and Google today announced a new global public giving campaign to assist families fleeing the Middle East in unprecedented numbers and seeking a safe haven in Europe.

For every donated at google.com/refugeerelief Google will donate up to a total of 10 million Euros (about million U.S.) to be shared evenly among four nonprofits. Save the Children will use the funds to expand its work to address the needs of refugees seeking safety in Europe, including thousands of children and families from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.

“Our staff members are on the front lines, working around the clock to help address the needs of refugee children and their families,” said Carolyn Miles, president and CEO of Save the Children.“We have been working with refugees throughout the Middle East for many years.With the Syrian war now in its fifth year, the crisis has reached a tipping point. Many refugees, including unaccompanied children, see no other alternative but to flee. The Google matching campaign gives Americans the opportunity to help us help these desperate children.”

“We're happy to be able to support these efforts to bring essential assistance -- including shelter, food and water, physical security and medical care -- to people in need,” said Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Google.org. “We’re particularly impressed by Save the Children’s commitment to protect vulnerable children and families affected by this crisis.”

To learn more about Save the Children’s Child Refugee Crisis Appeal, visit www.SavetheChildren.org.

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