Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell visited a Syrian refugee camp in eastern Turkey as part of a fact finding trip to better understand the continuing humanitarian crisis.
The visit also provided an opportunity to see firsthand the work that is taking place to support refugees as a result of generosity in the UK and around the world.
“The bustling Turkish City of Gaziantep gives away no obvious sign that it is only an hour’s drive from the bloody conflict that is turning Syria into one of the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.
"Other countries can learn a great deal from how the Turks have dealt with their guests, the term they use rather than refugees...However, the answer from everyone I asked about what more we could do to improve the conditions for them as refugees, was simply whilst they were grateful for our support, what they wanted was the end of the conflict."
An author from Southern Scotland heads to Syria this week to help refugee children caught up in the country's conflict.
Robin Yassin-Kassab, whose father is Syrian, is part of an international group raising thousands of pounds to provide supplies for refugees facing up to winter without homes, food or adequate clothing.
And as Ryan Dollard found out this afternoon, they have taken a novel approach to stand out from other charity appeals this Christmas.
In our political programme from Westminster, a panel of MPs considered the aftermath of the Government's defeat in the Commons over possible military action in Syria.
Joining Helen Ford for the studio discussion; the Labour MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Russell Brown; the Conservative member for Scarborough and Whitby, Robert Goodwill, and the Redcar Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.
You can watch an edited version of the debate here: