Government response

Syria crisis deaths reach 100,000

International Development Secretary responds to news reports of Syria crisis deaths reaching 100,000.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Aid reaching those in need inside Syria
Aid reaching those in need inside Syria. Picture: Abeer Etefa/WFP

International Development Secretary, Justine Greening said:

“The deaths of 100,000 people as a result of the conflict in Syria demonstrate the scale of the ongoing tragedy and the desperate need for real action from the international community.

“The British government continues to lead the international response with medical help, food, shelter and clean water. Other donors must now honour their funding promises and it is time that all parties to the conflict allow humanitarian access to all areas of Syria.

“I call on all sides to respect the work of humanitarian agencies and to move towards a political resolution to this crisis.”

Published 25 July 2013