What will British aid achieve in Syria?

The announcement of an extra £8 million in British aid to Syria brings the total amount to date to £38.5 million.

According to the Department for International Development, it will help achieve the following aims:

  • Providing trauma support for 28,000 children
  • Assist UNICEF in reaching half a million refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries
  • Train 125 frontline workers to work directly with vulnerable children
  • Provide essential suppliesa further 2.5 million people as Syria's harsh winter approaches
  • Shoes, winter clothing, blankets, heaters, cookers and emergency shelters to help the 1.2 million people who have been made homeless

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