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Google raises $11.3M for refugees and migrants

Migrants walk on a dirt road as they approach the Croatian border near the town of Sid, Serbia, September 18, 2015.
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Three days after Google pledged to match $5.5 million in donations to humanitarian groups looking to assist refugees and migrants entering Europe, the tech giant has raised more than $11.3 million dollars.

The company previously gave more than $1 million to aid organizations in relief efforts.

"The crisis isn't over," Google wrote on its One Today page on Friday. "Your contributions can still provide critical relief to those in need. Although Google is no longer matching donations, please consider giving directly to these nonprofits."

Syrian refugees and other migrants are stopped by Macedonian police at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Aug. 22, 2015.
Google says will match refugee donations up to about $5.5M

Google partnered with Doctors Without Borders, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the project.

"[Doctors Without Borders] will receive at least $1.25 million from this fundraiser, which we will use to meet medical and humanitarian needs of refugees and displaced people," an organization spokesman told CNBC on Friday.

Thousands of migrants have flooded into Europe this summer, many fleeing conflict in Syria. These refugees have faced limited food and unsanitary conditions in overcrowded, temporary camps.

Donations will go toward providing supplies and medical care to refugees.