Written statement to Parliament

Andrew Mitchell: UK support for Syrian refugees

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

Britain has recently announced a doubling of our aid to help those affected by the fighting in Syria. This includes £3 million to support the…

Britain has recently announced a doubling of our aid to help those affected by the fighting in Syria. This includes £3 million to support the UNHCR’s regional response plan. Thanks to this contribution, UNHCR are now delivering emergency aid to Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries including in Jordan where a new camp was opened today.

UK aid will help to provide health and water and sanitation services for approximately 4,800 Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, safe accommodation for 2,000 refugees plus food for 1,200.