The UK government has announced it is giving another £100 million to tackle the humanitarian fallout from the conflict in Syria - bringing the total committed to £500 million.

David Bull, Executive Director of UNICEF UK said: 

"We welcome the British government’s announcement which underlines the clear action that can be taken now to help Syria’s children, just as UNICEF welcomes the generosity of many donor countries around the world who have stepped up to help prevent the loss of a generation as a result of this horrific conflict."

"But much more still needs to be done. Four million children are in urgent need of aid, while our emergency appeal remains underfunded. Other countries must also join in funding vital supplies like clean water, shelter and medications for children in desperate situations. We cannot stop until we are sure that no Syrian child is suffering."

 

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For more information please contact Rose Foley, UNICEF UK: + 44 (0)20 7375 6077 / M: + 44 (0)7964 296 431/ 
rosef@unicef.org.uk

 

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