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Syrian refugees need $5bn aid

The UN has launched its biggest ever aid appeal for Syria as the scale of the refugee crisis continues to escalate. Aid agencies need over $5bn to fund their operations in and around Syria until the end of the year, the UN said.

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Britain has been 'at the forefront' of Syrian aid response

The UK has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response in Syria and our £114m funding for previous UN-led appeals has already helped to provide food, medicine and shelter to hundreds of thousands of people.

Britain has never stood on the sidelines and we are ready to play our role. We will be making further announcements over the next weeks and months, but other donors must also play their part.

– Justine Greening, International Development Secretary

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