The UK government's
response to the
humanitarian crisis
in Syria and the
region is the biggest
in British history.
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UK Helps

The UK Government has committed over £2 billion in aid to help the people of Syria and the wider region. The response to the crisis in Syria is the single biggest humanitarian response in British history. Find out more here at UK HELPS.

Skype Interview with Mercy Corps Director in Lebanon

Skype Interview with Mercy Corps Director in Lebanon

George Antoun is the Mercy Corps Country Director and Regional Programme Advisor for Lebanon. UK HELPS talks to...

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UK and UNICEF help Syrian refugee children get back to school in Lebanon

UK and UNICEF help Syrian refugee children get back to school in Lebanon

There are more than 1.5 million Syrian refugee children in need of education in countries in neighbouring Syria....

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Voices from Syria: Skype call with aid worker Hatem in Aleppo, Syria

Voices from Syria: Skype call with aid worker Hatem in Aleppo, Syria

Hatem, director of a voluntary humanitarian association in Aleppo, Syria, talks to a British-Iraqi film-maker about what daily...

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Skype interview from Jordan: how UK aid is helping Syrian refugees

Skype interview from Jordan: how UK aid is helping Syrian refugees

UK Helps speaks to the United Nations World Food programme on the Syrian refugee situation across Jordan. He...

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Interview with UK’s former Special Representative for Syria

Interview with UK’s former Special Representative for Syria

Jon Wilks, the UK’s former Special Representative for Syria, talks about his role, the situation in Syria, and...

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UK doctors save Palestinians in Gaza

UK doctors save Palestinians in Gaza

The UK has given a grant of more than £720,000 to help fund a team of British doctors...

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How the UK is helping Syria and the wider region

How the UK is helping Syria and the wider region

The UK Government has committed £876.5m in aid to help the people of Syria, Iraq and Gaza. This...

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A place where Syrian refugee children can play safely

A place where Syrian refugee children can play safely

International agency, UNICEF - with £8.5 million funding from the UK – helps to set up safe education...

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How the UK is helping civil society groups inside Syria

How the UK is helping civil society groups inside Syria

The UK Government supports 25 projects aimed at strengthening civil society organisations in Syria. They range from helping...

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UK helps to build shelters for Syrian refugees in Jordan

UK helps to build shelters for Syrian refugees in Jordan

UK funding helps deliver a wide range of shelter and essential relief items to Syrian refugees, particularly in...

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#NoLostGeneration: how aid from the UK is helping Syrian refugee children

#NoLostGeneration: how aid from the UK is helping Syrian refugee children

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, speaks about the needs of the 7.3 million children across Syria,...

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Interview: Britain’s role in Syria and the Middle East – part one

Interview: Britain’s role in Syria and the Middle East – part one

What is the UK government doing to help people suffering from the Syrian crisis? Here's part one of...

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Life for Zaatari’s 100,000 Syrian refugees – how UK aid is helping

Life for Zaatari’s 100,000 Syrian refugees – how UK aid is helping

Zaatari is a sprawling desert city for more than 100,000 Syrian refugees. The UK supports many projects inside...

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Skype interview on Gaza: how UK aid is helping children of Gaza

Skype interview on Gaza: how UK aid is helping children of Gaza

The UK is one of the largest donors to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in...

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UK aid helps 10,000 refugee families in northern Iraq

UK aid helps 10,000 refugee families in northern Iraq

The UK is working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, amongst others, to help displaced people...

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Syrian refugee girls tell their stories – Marwa

Syrian refugee girls tell their stories – Marwa

Marwa's story is one of millions of Syrian refugees' experience: forced to leave her home in Syria, she...

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Volunteer UNHCR refugee doctor helps fellow Syrians in Lebanon

Volunteer UNHCR refugee doctor helps fellow Syrians in Lebanon

More stories from the ground: Ahmed, a Syrian refugee, is one of UNHCR's health volunteers. He has helped...

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Zaatari camp: Syrian refugee city emerges out of the sand in Jordan

Zaatari camp: Syrian refugee city emerges out of the sand in Jordan

The UK has committed £122 million to help the Syrian refugee situation in Jordan, where more than 100,000...

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Water aid for Syria from UK charity Oxfam

Water aid for Syria from UK charity Oxfam

UK charity OXFAM has reached nearly 1 million refugees in the Syrian crisis with supplies of food, water...

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Syrian refugees braving the snowstorm: Day 1 in Bekka Valley, Lebanon

Syrian refugees braving the snowstorm: Day 1 in Bekka Valley, Lebanon

Of the 1.2 million Syrian refugees from Syria who have fled to Lebanon since the crisis began, 400,000...

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Leaving Homs – a refugee’s heartbreaking story

Leaving Homs – a refugee’s heartbreaking story

2.5 million people affected by the Syrian crisis are helped by Mercy Corps. Emad from Homs is one...

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UK aid for Syrian refugees fleeing to Northern Iraq

UK aid for Syrian refugees fleeing to Northern Iraq

The UK has given a total of more than £160 million to the United Nations World Food Programme...

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Jordan: weathering the storm at Zaatari camp with UNHCR and aid from the UK

Jordan: weathering the storm at Zaatari camp with UNHCR and aid from the UK

More than 80,000 refugees from Syria are living in Zaatari camp in Northern Jordan, which has recently been...

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A Syrian mother talks about fleeing to Lebanon

A Syrian mother talks about fleeing to Lebanon

Iman is a Syrian mother who was forced to flee to Lebanon with her two daughters, one of...

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Syria Civil Defence heroes and the miracle baby

Syria Civil Defence heroes and the miracle baby

The UK helps train and equip more than 600 civil defence search and rescue volunteers in Syria. This...

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Syrian refugee girls tell their stories – Zelal

Syrian refugee girls tell their stories – Zelal

Mercy Corps is helping 2.5 million people during the Syria Crisis with psycho-social support. One of them is...

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The UK Special Representative to Syria on the Syria Crisis and how the UK HELPS

The UK Special Representative to Syria on the Syria Crisis and how the UK HELPS

UK HELPS speaks to the UK Special Representative for Syria Gareth Bayley about the refugee crisis, the massive...

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Interview with Syria Civil Defence: how the UK helps civilian search and rescue teams

Interview with Syria Civil Defence: how the UK helps civilian search and rescue teams

The UK has given more than £5 million to support and train 600  civil defence search and rescue...

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Interview on food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Interview on food aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

The UK has given nearly £311 million to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. In Lebanon, food aid...

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UK supports Syrian refugee women to start up their own businesses in Lebanon

UK supports Syrian refugee women to start up their own businesses in Lebanon

The UK supports many initiatives aimed at giving Syrian refugees opportunities to start up their own enterprises in...

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Interview with UNRWA’s Chris Gunness on how the UK helps in Gaza

Interview with UNRWA’s Chris Gunness on how the UK helps in Gaza

Watch an interview with UNRWA's Christopher Gunness about how aid from the UK is helping in Gaza by...

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Skype Interview with Mercy Corps Director in Jordan

Skype Interview with Mercy Corps Director in Jordan

Rob Maroni is the Mercy Corps Country Director and Regional Programme Advisor for Jordan. UK HELPS talks to...

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Interview: Britain’s role in Syria and the Middle East – part two

Interview: Britain’s role in Syria and the Middle East – part two

On the fourth anniversary of the Syrian civil war in March 2015, the UK government re-emphasises its support...

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Back to school for Za’atari’s children

Back to school for Za’atari’s children

In Za’atari camp in Jordan, a group of girls are keen to spread the word to their peers...

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How the UK and Handicap International are helping injured Syrians

How the UK and Handicap International are helping injured Syrians

Meet Roqaya - a young Syrian girl who was gravely injured by a shell in Syria and left...

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UK Aid in Jordan: Interview with former UK Ambassador to Jordan

UK Aid in Jordan: Interview with former UK Ambassador to Jordan

The UK Government has allocated £137 million in aid for Syrian refugees in Jordan, £15 million of which...

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£300 million of UK aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and other neighbouring countries

£300 million of UK aid for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and other neighbouring countries

The UK has allocated more than £300 million to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Families continue to...

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How the UK provides water to Syrians in Jordan: Interview with charity Mercy Corps

How the UK provides water to Syrians in Jordan: Interview with charity Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is one of the many charities working to relieve some of the ordeals faced by Syrian...

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UK helps Syrian refugees get medical help

UK helps Syrian refugees get medical help

The UK provides significant medical care to Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, through UNICEF, WHO, Save the...

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Everyday heroes: how the UK helps Syria’s Civil Defence teams

Everyday heroes: how the UK helps Syria’s Civil Defence teams

The UK has given £5 million to provide training, ambulances and basic equipment to search and rescue teams...

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Out of Kobane: a refugee’s story

Out of Kobane: a refugee’s story

Warda, a Syrian refugee from Kobane, tells us her story. Warda fled the fighting in Syria and has...

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Food aid in Iraq: how the UK is helping

Food aid in Iraq: how the UK is helping

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Iraq has received £2.2 million in aid from the UK government. In...

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Making lives easier for Syrians: World Food Programme (WFP) on the ground

Making lives easier for Syrians: World Food Programme (WFP) on the ground

Each month, the World Food Programme (WFP) provides thousands of families in need inside Syria with vital food...

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Voices from Syria: Skype call with journalist Abu Amer in Idlib, Syria

Voices from Syria: Skype call with journalist Abu Amer in Idlib, Syria

Abu Amer, a journalist from Idlib province in Syria, talks to a British-Iraqi film-maker about what daily life...

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How aid from the UK helps Lebanon’s agriculture

How aid from the UK helps Lebanon’s agriculture

Since the Syrian conflict, the spread of trans-border animal diseases has become a major problem. Bruno Minjauw, the...

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Palestinians speak about life inside Gaza since the 2014 crisis began

Palestinians speak about life inside Gaza since the 2014 crisis began

The UK has given £37 million to support aid in Gaza since the start of the recent crisis....

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UK ensures safe spaces for Syrian refugee women in Lebanon

UK ensures safe spaces for Syrian refugee women in Lebanon

Through UNICEF and other partners, the UK has delivered a range of psychosocial interventions for refugees in Lebanon....

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Meet Ahmad: how education is changing lives of Syrian refugee children

Meet Ahmad: how education is changing lives of Syrian refugee children

The UK is providing education support for Syrian children in Jordan and Lebanon. Ahmad , aged 11, is...

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Meet Mariam: why psychosocial support makes a difference to Syrian children

Meet Mariam: why psychosocial support makes a difference to Syrian children

The UK is providing psychosocial support to 87,000 Syrian children. Mariam,12, receives educational and counselling help three days...

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UK food aid in Lebanon: interview with UN Director Gawaher Atif

UK food aid in Lebanon: interview with UN Director Gawaher Atif

UK Helps speaks to Gawaher Atif, the Country Director for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Lebanon, about...

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How aid from the UK helps the World Food Programme (WFP) feed 4 million Syrians

How aid from the UK helps the World Food Programme (WFP) feed 4 million Syrians

UK aid to the World Food Programme (WFP) is helping provide 4 million people across Syria with food....

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Voices from Syria: Skype call with Idlib Council Chairman Mohammed

Voices from Syria: Skype call with Idlib Council Chairman Mohammed

Mohammed, chairman of a local council in Idlib province in Syria, talks to a British-Iraqi film-maker about what...

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Yazidi women in the Syria crisis – an interview

Yazidi women in the Syria crisis – an interview

Jane Pearce is the Country Director for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Iraq. Here, she talks to...

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Strengthening Syrian women: Psycho-social support from the UK and International Rescue Committee

Strengthening Syrian women: Psycho-social support from the UK and International Rescue Committee

Amira fled Jordan because of the trauma she'd suffered before and after the conflict in Syria. With funding...

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The White Helmets, Syria’s true heroes

The White Helmets, Syria’s true heroes

When a bomb hits, the Syria Civil Defence or 'White Helmets' are the first on the scene, rescuing...

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How the UK Government is helping to provide medicine and education in Zaatari refugee camp

How the UK Government is helping to provide medicine and education in Zaatari refugee camp

The UK has committed more than £300 million to provide Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries with food, water,...

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Trauma of Syrian conflict: how Syrian women are coping

Trauma of Syrian conflict: how Syrian women are coping

The UK is providing funding for clinical care for Syrian women traumatised by the conflict. This includes psychological...

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Air drop mission: how the UK is getting aid into northern Iraq

Air drop mission: how the UK is getting aid into northern Iraq

The UK has committed £23 million to help displaced people in northern Iraq. UK DFID spokesman Bob Gibbons...

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Former UK police officers train new community police teams in Zaatari

Former UK police officers train new community police teams in Zaatari

A group of former British police officers have been training new community police teams in Syrian refugee camps...

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British Teachers visit school children in Zaatari Camp

British Teachers visit school children in Zaatari Camp

A group of British teachers have visited the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan to support school children affected...

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Interview: Syrian refugee children get help for the trauma they’ve suffered

Interview: Syrian refugee children get help for the trauma they’ve suffered

Mercy Corps reaches over 2.5 million people with their activities. They provide much needed psychological support to children...

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Interview: UK Helps meets the Syria Civil Defence

Interview: UK Helps meets the Syria Civil Defence

Made up of volunteer search and rescue teams the Syria Civil Defence, also known as the 'White Helmets'...

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Interview: how the UK helps Syrian refugees buy their own food

Interview: how the UK helps Syrian refugees buy their own food

UK HELPS speaks to Jonathan Campbell, Emergency Coordinator for the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan...

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£2.3 Billion

£2.3 Billion

Since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011, the UK Government has pledged over £2.3 billion...

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Syria Civil Defence: everyday civilian heroes

Syria Civil Defence: everyday civilian heroes

The UK has given more than £5 million to support and train 600  civil defence search and rescue...

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After the storm: refugee children play again, thanks to aid from the UK and UNICEF

After the storm: refugee children play again, thanks to aid from the UK and UNICEF

The storm is over: after heavy snow hit Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan, in early January, refugee...

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British Medical Aid in Gaza

British Medical Aid in Gaza

The people in Gaza continue to suffer from the effects of the conflict in the summer of 2014....

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Skills for Syrian refugees: building a future with the International Rescue Committee

Skills for Syrian refugees: building a future with the International Rescue Committee

Thanks to organisations like the International Rescue Committee, Syrian refugee women like Maha receive vocational training to equip...

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How UK aid is helping to educate Syrian refugee children

How UK aid is helping to educate Syrian refugee children

UK aid helps to provide protected educational spaces for Syrian refugee children in Jordan, as well as school...

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UK food voucher scheme helps Syrian refugee families in Lebanon

UK food voucher scheme helps Syrian refugee families in Lebanon

The UK Government has allocated more than £300 million to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. One scheme...

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Safety in Iraq for thousands of Syrian refugees

Safety in Iraq for thousands of Syrian refugees

Thousands of Iraqis had to flee their homes after ISIS attacked Sinjar last year. In our latest video,...

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Education in Zaatari: with aid from the UK, UNICEF helps Syrian refugee children get back on track

Education in Zaatari: with aid from the UK, UNICEF helps Syrian refugee children get back on track

The UK has given £22.5 million in aid to UNICEF to help Syrian refugee children in Jordan. This...

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Syrian refugees braving the snowstorm: Day 2 in Bekka Valley, Lebanon

Syrian refugees braving the snowstorm: Day 2 in Bekka Valley, Lebanon

In this video recorded on day two of snow storm 'Zeina', Syrian refugees from Syria living in Bekka...

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News update on the refugee situation in northern Iraq

News update on the refugee situation in northern Iraq

The UK government has so far committed £23 million in aid to support refugees affected by the crisis...

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Watch Doulama’s video: a Syrian refugee girl’s heartbreaking story

Watch Doulama’s video: a Syrian refugee girl’s heartbreaking story

Mercy Corps supports young people to overcome the traumatic experiences they've suffered. Here 18-year old refugee girl Doulama,...

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UK helps Syrian refugees learn a new trade in Lebanon

UK helps Syrian refugees learn a new trade in Lebanon

The UK has allocated £311 million to help Syrian refugees and host communities in the region. One scheme...

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Rebuilding a new life in Lebanon: Syrian refugee woman’s story

Rebuilding a new life in Lebanon: Syrian refugee woman’s story

The UK has given nearly £300 million in aid to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. A project...

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IRC women’s centres in Northern Jordan: How the UK is helping

IRC women’s centres in Northern Jordan: How the UK is helping

The UK has given £28.3 million to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people affected by the...

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Hitting the books in Zaatari with UNICEF and UK HELPS

Hitting the books in Zaatari with UNICEF and UK HELPS

UK HELPS takes a closer look at UNICEF's work in Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. The UK has provided...

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How the UK Helps Civil Defence Teams across Syria – an interview

How the UK Helps Civil Defence Teams across Syria – an interview

Volunteer Civil Defence teams in Syria try to save lives on a daily basis. The UK supports and...

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How the UK is helping inside Gaza

How the UK is helping inside Gaza

Aid agencies estimate that at least 100,000 people remain homeless in the Gaza strip. UK aid there is...

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon: a Skype interview with the UK ambassador to Lebanon

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: a Skype interview with the UK ambassador to Lebanon

UK HELPS speaks to the UK ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher on the refugee crisis in Lebanon and...

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