UK aid for Syrian refugees

The UK will provide £21 million in new humanitarian aid for those affected by the crisis in Syria. International Development Secretary Justine Greening is in Jordan meeting Syrian refugees.

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Greening: Jordan has shown 'immense generosity'

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has visited the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordon and witnessed "incredible generosity" shown towards refugees from Syria.

Speaking from Mafraq in Jordan, she said:

My visit to Jordan today has given me the chance to see firsthand the incredible generosity of spirit that ordinary Jordanians have shown in opening their homes to complete strangers in need.

It’s a story repeated in towns and villages in Syria’s neighbours across the region and I salute these ongoing efforts from governments and host communities alike - but we cannot and must not leave them to shoulder this response alone.

At next week’s Kuwait conference, it is vital that the international community now gets behind the UN and turns vague promises into actual support.

– International Development Secretary Justine Greening

Government pledges £21 million to help Syrian refugees

International Development Secretary Justine Greening Credit: Press Assocation

The Government will provide £21 million in new humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing Syria, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce later today.

Ms Greening is on Jordan's border with Syria today, visiting some of the thousands of refugees who cross the border daily.

£10 million of the new funding from the UK will help Jordan cope with the growing numbers.

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