UAE donates $28 million for Syrian refugees
Living in plastic tents, many refugees in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon are facing severe winter conditions (File Archive/AFP)
UAE's Red Crescent announced Saturday that its campaign to raise money for Syrian refugees during the harsh winter months has reached nearly $28 million, according to Agence France-Presse.
The organization, in conjunction with a local television station, used a telethon over the weekend to raise the funds for the refugees.
Earlier this week, the United Nations submitted its funding appeal for Syria, requesting $12.9 billion for 2014. The appeal represents the organization's largest for a single crisis.
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