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Love Army raises more than €1 million for Rohingya refugees

Love Army raises more than €1 million for Rohingya refugees
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By Duncan Hooper
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Campaign reaches millions on social media as French stars bid to mobilise the public.

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A social media campaign has raised more than one million euros for Rohingyas in Bangladesh in just one day.

Snapchat star Jérôme Jarre, organiser of the Love Army movement, teamed up with French comedian Omar Sy and a host of other social media celebrities to travel to a refugee camp to raise awareness of the plight of those fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan was among thousands who responded to the appeal, tweeting: “We never turn down requests for assistance – wherever those in need may be.”

Dear jeromejarre</a>,<br><br>We never turn down requests for assistance — wherever the people in need may be.<br><br>We will support <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LoveArmyforRohingya?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LoveArmyforRohingya</a> efforts through our aid agencies, <a href="https://twitter.com/AFADTurkey?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">AFADTurkeyTika_Turkey</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/RedCrescentTR?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">RedCrescentTR, along with TurkishAirlines</a>. <a href="https://t.co/fQ0eaOPvBx">https://t.co/fQ0eaOPvBx</a></p>— Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (RT_Erdogan) November 28, 2017

Just one day after launching, the campaign had raised more than €1 million by Wednesday night, according to its gofundme page where you can donate and see the latest total.

You can also show your support using the hashtag #LoveArmyforRohingya

The money raised will be used to pay for food, clean water and other essential supplies.

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