International Development written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department has provided for children's health and education in Syria since the beginning of unrest in that country.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is providing £241 million to support vulnerable people within Syria. This includes £12.8 million to UNICEF for neonatal care for 5,000 displaced infants and medical kits for 1.2 million displaced adults and children; £10.7 million to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) enabling them to provide community services and education for 28,000 displaced persons including children and £8 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for life-saving medicines to meet the needs of over 900,000 conflict-affected people, including children.

The UK has committed £30 million to the No Lost Generation Initiative to provide protection, trauma care and education for children affected by the crisis across the region, including Syria.

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