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Ivan Lewis MP, Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to the growing refugee crisis in Northern Iraq, said:  

"The shocking scale of the movement of Syrian refugees into Northern Iraq is another reminder that this catastrophic humanitarian crisis is far from over. The international community must fulfil their pledges of support for refugees and their host countries and ensure that humanitarian access remains unfettered within Syria.      

"On World Humanitarian Day, we must also acknowledge the brave aid workers who every day face danger and adversity to help people desperately in need. We urge the international community to ensure that the lives of these people are protected and that they are assisted in their heroic work." 


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