The UK has committed its largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis to help those affected by the conflict. We’re providing £400 million in support which includes food, medical care and relief items for over a million people including those affected by the fighting in Syria and to refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq. The UK is at the forefront of the humanitarian response, the second largest donor to the crisis after the US.
Thu UK is determined to stand by the Syrian people in their hour of need, but it’s essential that more countries step up to the task.This is why Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting with donor countries on the margins of the G20 Summit in St Petersburg where further action to help those fleeing violence in Syria was discussed. G20 donors agreed priority steps to take including to work together to increase humanitarian assistance, increase collective support for medical assistance for responding to chemical weapons attacks and secure agreement to proposals for unfettered humanitarian access inside Syria.
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