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Fast Retailing, owners of Uniqlo, just announced that they are sending a lot of money and clothing to Syrian refugees. The Japanese fashion conglomerate will donate a million dollars to aid the refugee population—which will go to shelter, food, water, sanitation needs, legal support and health care—as well as ship 100,000 pieces of Uniqlo Heat Tech thermals and Ultra Light Down outerwear to clothe youngsters aged three to 18.
In a statement, Uniqlo's head of external relations urged other corporations to assist the more than two million Syrian refugees who have fled to surrounding countries, stating, "UNIQLO's contribution shows that there is an imperative to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in and around Syria—not just by governments and aid agencies, but also by the corporate world. UNHCR appeals to other leading corporations to follow UNIQLO's lead. Their help could make a life-saving difference to displaced families and others in great need."
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