Syria

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to lead a concerted international effort to help the governments of Jordan and Lebanon and international humanitarian agencies to cope with refugees and displaced people from Syria.

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The UK has committed a total of £600 million for humanitarian assistance in response to the Syria crisis, including £292 million to support refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan and Lebanon. The UK helped to launch and mobilise international support for UNICEF’s ‘No Lost Generation’ Initiative and has allocated £50m to provide protection, trauma care and education for children affected by the crisis.

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