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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.
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.