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GE Foundation Announces Support for International Rescue Committee Relief Efforts in Syrian Refugee Crisis


The GE Foundation today announced that it will contribute to the International Rescue Committee’s humanitarian relief efforts in Southern Europe. The IRC has more than 3,000 aid workers and local volunteers operating in Syria and neighboring countries who are helping the more than 11 million Syrians displaced by war and violence.

The GE Foundation will provide $1 million to support the IRC, one of the first aid organizations to assist thousands of refugees arriving each day on the island of Lesbos, Greece. Aid workers are working around the clock to provide essential services, including clean water and sanitation to families in need. The IRC is also helping new arrivals navigate the transit process and understand their legal rights.

“We are proud to partner with the International Rescue Committee, an organization that has helped millions of displaced people recover and rebuild their lives over the last five years,” said Deb Elam, President, GE Foundation. “The IRC is working tirelessly to provide...