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Update on efforts to help Chaldeans in Iraq

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Update on efforts to help Chaldeans in Iraq Update on efforts to help Chaldeans in Iraq

WASHINGTON D.C. (KUSI) - The White House said the United States will donate an additional $419 million in humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees.

The money will help pay for emergency health car, safe drinking water, food and shelter.

The money will come through the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Therefore, Congress will not have to approve the additional spending.

In the meantime, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the U.S. will also increase the total number of refugees it will admit each year.

That would be 85,000 refugees next year and 100,000 the year after.

And while much of the world's attention has turned to the European migrant crisis, the plight of Iraqi Christians appears to have gotten lost in the shuffle.

Local Chaldean spokesman Mark Arabo sat down with KUSI to further discuss the crisis. 

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