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Political leaders back £4bn UN Syria appeal

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.

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Unicef welcome UK support in new Syria appeal

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.

The UN has estimated that more than a million Syrian children are refugees. Credit: ITV News

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."

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