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Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees on eve of third anniversary of the crisis

Commissioner Georgieva visits Syrian refugees on eve of third anniversary of the crisis
13/03/2014  - 

Commissioner Georgieva is in Iraqi Kurdistan today to underline the EU's commitment to helping the innocent victims of the Syria conflict on its third anniversary.

The Commissioner is visiting the Peshkabour border crossing between Syria and Iraq, which tens of thousands of refugees have arrived seeking shelter from the fighting. From there she will travel to Domiz refugee camp, where she will meet children benefitting from the EU Children of Peace programme, established to provide a lasting legacy of the European Union's Nobel Peace Prize. The Commission's humanitarian partner ACTED runs a children's programme in the camp.