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DEC: Syrian crisis has now become a 'catastrophe'

The Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee, an organisation calling for aid to help those affected by the Syrian conflict said, the crisis in Syria has now become a "catastrophe."

Our members can get more aid to people inside Syria and to families who have fled to neighbouring countries. We are asking the public for their support for people whose lives have been ripped apart by war.

The fighting inside Syria makes delivering aid there very hard but it is not impossible.

– Saleh Saeed, DEC Chief Executive

£150 million Syria aid appeal launched

An appeal to help the people affected by the two-year conflict in Syria has been launched by British aid agencies.

Jordanian border guards look out over Syria from Jordan Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said more than £150 million was needed to care for those affected by the fighting in Syria, and is today launching a major appeal for help.

More than three million Syrians have been forced from their homes because of the conflict.