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The Iraqi government said Tuesday (July 24th) it will set up camps for Syrian refugees at the Rubaia and Qaim border crossings between the two countries, according to Ali al-Dabbagh, the Iraqi government spokesperson.
"The cabinet earmarked 50 billion Iraqi dinars ($43 million) for relief and assistance for Iraqis returning from Syria and for preparing the necessary supplies to receive Syrian refugees," al-Dabbagh said.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on Monday for Iraqi forces and the Iraqi Red Crescent to care for displaced Syrians in Iraq.
Also on Tuesday, the Council of Iraqi Tribal Sheikhs announced that it launched a nationwide campaign to raise funds and collect food and health supplies for the Syrian population.
A statement issued by council said the tribes created a special fund for this purpose.
Donations to the fund reached 760 million Iraqi dinars ($650,000), 120 tons of foods and 1,200 kinds of medicines.