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:
– International Development Secretary Justine Greening
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.