Online donations to Islamic Relief USA, which provides aid to Syrian refugees, also about doubled the average level over the past two days.

A swell of widespread public sentiment usually seems to help make the U.S. and foreign governments more receptive to providing aid or admitting larger numbers of refugees, said Christina Tobias-Nahi, the group’s director of public affairs.

“Those kind of media images always spur an increase in donor interest,” Tobias-Nahi said. “We’re continually doing outreach and advocacy to keep the issue alive.”

 

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