He said New Zealand has now provided a total of NZ$25 million to assist people in Syria and Iraq.
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"There will be families receiving the worst kind of news in the next few days," Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Friday. "This is not just New Zealand's tragedy, it's a tragedy that will touch many families around the world."
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