UNICEF has received £1 million from the UK's Department for International Development to provide much-needed emergency supplies for children affected by the conflict in Syria.
This funding was part of the announced at the weekend by Justine Greening, the international development secretary, and means the UK has now provided almost £90 million in humanitarian aid for Syria.
"This announcement from DfID is great news for UNICEF’s vital work to protect children affected by the conflict in Syria," said David Bull, UNICEF UK Executive Director.
"When I visited the Za’atari refugee camp last year, the families were dreading the winter conditions which have now become a reality and are continuing to put children at risk.
"The recent freezing temperatures across the region and recent flooding in the refugee camps make this donation even more vital for Syria’s children.
"I hope members of the British public will follow the Government's lead and do what they can to help Syria’s vulnerable children at this time."
Jan 28 update: UNICEF UK welcomes a further funding increase to the Syria emergency from DFID.
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