Midlands convoy to Syria

Ambulances no longer in service in the Midlands have been filled with aid for Syrian refugees. One vehicle is leaving Derby, two are heading from Burton and six from Birmingham. The UN estimate that there are one million Syrian refugees in need.

Charity convoy travels from Midlands to Syria

A convoy of ambulances have left the Midlands heading to Syria to give aid to refugees.

Up to 30 ambulances that are no longer in service, are being driven nearly 3,000 miles to the border with Turkey where they will be handed over to aid workers.

These vehicles in Birmingham have been packed full of supplies for people who are suffering because of the violence in Syria.

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Ambulances begin 3000 mile journey to Syria

Map showing 3000 mile journey from Birmingham to Syria Credit: ITV News Central

Around ten ambulances that are no longer in service are being used to transport aid from the Midlands to Syria. The supplies will be used to help hundreds of refugee families.

One vehicle is leaving Derby, two are heading from Burton and six from Birmingham. The trip has been organised by the charity SKT Welfare.