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Quebec Sending 5,000 Beds And Blankets To Syrian Refugees In Germany

09/13/2015 07:49 EDT | Updated 09/13/2016 05:12 EDT
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In this Saturday Sept. 12, 2015 picture refugees and migrants walk in a sports hall in Berlin that was turned into a asylum-seeker accommodation . ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
MONTREAL — The Quebec government says the province will send 5,000 camp beds and blankets to Germany to help Syrian refugees in that country.

Public Security Minister Lise Theriault says the Red Cross requested the beds, which are left over from the ice storm that hit Eastern Canada in 1998.

The beds will be distributed through the Red Cross in Germany, where approximately 6,000 people are arriving every day, according to the Director of the Canadian Red Cross' Quebec division.

The donation is valued at around $1 million dollars.

Last week, the Quebec government announced it would like to triple the number of refugees it accepts this year, upping the total to 3,650.

 

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