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Humanitarian charity Unicef has welcomed a statement made by the three main political leaders over pledging their support to the UN's £4 billion Syria appeal.
Chief executive David Bull said: "Without the right supplies - clean water and warm blankets and clothes, vaccines and medicines - cold conditions could be fatal, especially for babies and young children," he said.
"Children who have suffered and witnessed so much also need psychological and emotional support and education.
"Unicef is increasingly concerned for children who are cut off from vital aid because of the ongoing conflict. Unicef will not rest until every child in need is reached."
Political party leaders have urged countries to pledge more money towards Syria, after throwing their support behind the United Nations' £4 billion appeal to help millions of Syrians forced to flee the civil war.
In a rare joint statement, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg said:
The three main political party leaders have thrown their support behind the United Nations' £4 billion appeal to help the millions of people forced to flee the Syrian civil war.
In a rare joint statement, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg said it was essential that aid reached the refugees as the fate of an entire generation of Syrian children "hangs in the balance".
They pledged that Britain would contribute more on top of the £523 million already committed and urged other nations to follow suit.