Sure. Just before I do that, I'd like to go back to the first point. I did speak earlier today with the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos. The Government of Canada has offered $1.5 million. The Americans offered $10 million. So you can see we're punching above our weight in terms of per capita, but certainly Canada will do everything we can to support either the UN or the Syrian Arab Red Crescent on the humanitarian side.
We're deeply concerned about that, and I asked for us to be advised if more needs to be done, if there is a channel that can effectively deliver it. Obviously we're concerned about the refugees. I've spoken to my colleague, Mr. Davutoglu, in Turkey. I understand there are about 12,000 refugees in Turkey. They can handle that. If it were to rise to 40,000 or 50,000, they would begin to need extra support, so we're going to watch it on a day-by-day, week-by-week basis to see what else Canada can do.
With respect to the UAE, I think the relationship has improved a great deal over the past year. I've visited the Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah visited Ottawa last week. I think it's well known that the relationship had deteriorated. I would say that it's recovered and is on a very good trajectory. It's an important country. It's one of the largest trading partners for Canadian firms in the Middle East. It's also been a good political partner—for example, the mission in Libya.
The UAE and the Arab League have been great partners for Canada on Syria. We've worked quite well with them, and I think that speaks well. It's been a good year, I think, for the Arab League, and some of the UAEs have provided a lot of leadership, and not just in the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League. I think the relationship is sound.