Cameron to announce increase in aid to Syria

The Prime Minister is expected to announce that the UK will increase its humanitarian aid to Syria by £8 million when he delivers a speech to the UN General Assembly today.

Earlier, the International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

Britain has played a leading role amongst the 33 countries directly supporting the people of Syria ...

The £8 million in new funding announced today brings total UK support to date to £38.5 million.

– justine greening, International Development Secretary

The new money is to be split between theUN children's agency Unicef and the UN'scentral response plan.

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