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Welsh MP sees plight of Syrian refugees first hand

Wrexham MP and Shadow Middle East Minister Ian Lucas has just returned from Lebanon where he's witnessed first hand the plight of people fleeing the civil war in Syria. He'll be speaking about his experiences in this week's Sharp End.

You can hear more about the situation in Lebanon and what Ian Lucas experienced at 1035pm on ITV Cymru Wales. Below are some of the photos he took during his visit.

Snow at Syrian refugee camp, Lebanon
Snow at Syrian refugee camp, Lebanon Credit: Ian Lucas MP

The MPs were surprised to see snow around the camps. Wintry weather is adding to the difficulties faced by people fleeing the fighting in Syria.

Makeshift conditions at one camp, Lebanon
Makeshift conditions at one camp, Lebanon Credit: Ian Lucas MP

The refugee camps aren't official and lack basic amenities.

Syrian children, Lebanon
Syrian children, Lebanon Credit: Ian Lucas MP
A Syrian family in a refugee camp, Lebanon
A Syrian family in a refugee camp, Lebanon Credit: Ian Lucas MP

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The Welsh aid worker at the centre of Syria's humanitarian crisis

Since the beginning of Syria's civil war two years ago, over two million refugees have fled the war-torn country.

Over a million of those are estimated to have crossed the border to neighbouring Lebanon.

Our reporter Gwyn Loader has been there to meet those displaced because of the fighting, and to meet the Welsh aid worker at the centre of the humanitarian crisis.

You can see more of Gwyn's visit to Lebanon on Y Byd ar Bedwar tonight at 10 o'clock on S4C

Welsh ambulances being taken to Syria

Omar Arabi is one of the volunteer drivers setting off for Syria tonight.

A team from Wales is preparing to set off on a 3,000-mile journey, to deliver ambulances to warn-torn Syria.

A group of Syrian people living in Cardiff raised £45,000 in just six weeks to buy two ambulances.

Welsh Solidarity for Syria has lead the fundraising, with the help of Oxfam Cymru.

The ITV News website has ongoing coverage of the conflict in Syria

Appeal for funds for people affected by Syria conflict

This report contains footage from the DEC appeal video

Syrians living in Wales have urged people to support a new appeal to raise funds for the country.

The Disasters and Emergency Committee says the humanitarian situation there is getting worse.

The committee is made up of some of the UK's leading humanitarian charities, including the Red Cross, Save the Children and Oxfam.

As David Wood reports, past appeals have been very successful here.

The ITV News website has much more on the ongoing conflict in Syria

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