15 January 2014

This morning, the UK government announced a further £100 million to help people affected by the Syria crisis. Here's a response from David Bull, our Executive Director:

"We welcome the UK Government’s additional pledge of £100 million for the children of Syria who are facing increasingly desperate conditions. The future of an entire generation of Syrian children is in jeopardy. Now is the time to do everything we can from a humanitarian perspective to stop these children being lost to conflict. 

"Close to six million children inside Syria and across the region are in urgent need of aid. UNICEF is delivering life-saving warm blankets, medicines and clean water in bitter winter conditions – as well as vital education, protection and psychological support for children who have witnessed unspeakable violence.  

"However, our appeal remains critically underfunded. UNICEF alone needs more than £500 million for our work for Syrian children in 2014. We will not rest until we reach every child caught up in this devastating crisis.

"The UK public can also help by donating at home. Until the end of January, the Government will double every public donation made to UNICEF UK’s Syria appeal."

Your donation can help - please donate today

 
A Syrian boy shivers in the cold in a tented settlement in Lebanon. Close to 6 million children across the region are in desperate need of aid. © UNICEF/Lebanon2013/Haidar
A Syrian boy shivers in the cold in a tented settlement in Lebanon. Close to 6 million children across the region are in desperate need of aid.© UNICEF/Lebanon2013/Haidar