Ewan McGregor appeals for Syria aid

Hollywood star Ewan McGregor has appealed for emergency funding in war-torn Syria to save children's lives as the UK Government pledged an extra £50 million in aid.

Ewan McGregor has appealed for more funds as Syria faces its coldest temperatures in a decade
Ewan McGregor has appealed for more funds as Syria faces its coldest temperatures in a decade Credit: PA

McGregor, 41, star of Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge!, said: "After months of violence living in fear for their lives, the traumatised families were forced to flee for safety with nothing but their clothes they were wearing.

"But now these children face a new crisis.

"Heavy winter rain has flooded thousands of tents destroying the only place they can call home.

"Children have been facing freezing temperatures and fierce winds with no shelter or blankets.

"They are bitterly cold and frightened."

The Unicef ambassador, spoke out as the UK pledged an additional £50 million to deliver food, medical supplies and care, shelter, safe drinking water and sanitation services to hundreds of thousands of people across Syria and the region hit by their coldest temperatures in a decade.

Read: UK to double Syria aid.

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