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Samantha Cameron visits women and children caught up in the Syria conflict

Ambassador Fletcher and Save the Children Ambassador Samantha Cameron visited Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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British Ambassador with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
British Ambassador with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

British Ambassador to Lebanon Tom Fletcher, accompanied The Save the Children ambassador Mrs Samantha Cameron on a visit to Syrian refugees in Lebanon yesterday. The visit is to help raise awareness of the ordeal facing women and children caught up in the conflict in Syria.

British Ambassador with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
British Ambassador with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

Following the visit British Ambassador Fletcher said:

Mrs Cameron, in her capacity of an ambassador for Save the Children, came to Lebanon to see for herself the terrible humanitarian impact of the Syria crisis.

No-one, on either side of the Syria conflict, can fail to be distressed by the impact that it has had on civilians, and the burden it has placed on host communities in Lebanon. It was heartbreaking and inspiring to meet such courageous individuals, so many of them children, and to hear their stories of survival, loss and displacement. We must redouble our effort to deliver pledges made at the Kuwait conference, and get help to those who need it so badly.

For more information please visit the Save the Children website

Published 27 March 2013
Last updated 13 May 2013 + show all updates
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