September 18, 2015 2:46 pm
Updated: September 18, 2015 3:11 pm

Google reaches fundraising goal of €10M for refugee crisis

Syrian migrants and refugees march along the highway towards the Turkish-Greek border at Edirne on September 18, 2015.


Tech giant Google announced Friday it has reached its goal of matching user donations to support humanitarian efforts in the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis.

Just three days after announcing the fundraising effort, Google announced on Twitter that through matching the donations of people around the world, €10 million had been raised for relief efforts.

Though Google’s donation-matching program has ended, the company was encouraging users to continue to donate directly to non-profit organizations, Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee,Save the Children and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

READ MORE: How refugees are using Google Maps, social media to cross borders

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