02.07.2015 / For immediate release
Human Appeal responds to DfID’s increase in aid to Syria
In response to Department of International Development (DfID)'s Minister Justine Greening’s announcement that the UK will provide an extra £100 million in aid to Syria, Othman Moqbel, CEO of Human Appeal, said:
“Human Appeal welcomes Justine Greening MP’s announcement of further UK aid to the people of Syria. In what some UN officials have described as the greatest crisis since World War II, over 12 million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance and 2 million have had their homes destroyed. Britain has always been a world leader when it comes to providing aid in times of crisis, and we applaud the Department for International Development’s response to the plight of the Syrian people.”
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Notes to editors
Crippling restrictions on movement in Syria have meant that many farmers have had to abandon their crops, leading to a severe shortage of food in the country. With the generous help of the British people, Human Appeal have distributed 18 million kilos of flour across Syria in the past two years, helping over 2.7 million people. We have also provided over 600,000 food aid parcels, distributed hygiene kits, water filters and run education and health initiatives.
Human Appeal (www.humanappeal.org.uk) is one of the UK’s fastest growing charities. With a presence in 25 countries, spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, we help in times of crisis and we deliver sustainable development programmes in the world’s poorest nations.
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