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Google’s public campaign to help funding migrant and refugee relief around the world has met its goal of $11 million after three days. A company spokesperson told VentureBeat that a total of $14 million was raised, which includes additional funds raised by employees.

In total, Google said it will be donating $7 million towards the cause, of which $5.5 million was to match the public campaign and the rest to support employee donations.

This refugee relief campaign came about earlier this week as a result of the rising number of people fleeing the Middle East, North Africa, and other parts of the world. To motivate donors, Google issued a challenge saying that for every dollar given, the company would match it up to $5.5 million. The campaign would continue until the total contributions totaled $11 million.

The money will be divided equally among four nongovernmental organizations: Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Save The Children, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

If you’re still interested in donating, Google said you can contribute directly to any of the above nonprofits. However, it will not be matching any further donations.

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