Helping prevent a third winter of misery for Syria's children
Marwan*, aged 5, is a refugee from near Aleppo, Syria. He's now living with his family in a flimsy timber and plastic sheet shelter Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. They had to leave everything behind when fighting came to their village, and they had to flee.
Millions of Syrian children face their worst winter yet as worsening weather and crowded refugee camps create the ideal conditions for the spread of life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia.
In November 2013 the UK announced that it would provide winter tents, warm clothing and heaters as part of an allocation of £90 million to help hundreds of thousands of Syrians, especially children, cope with the onset of winter.
For full details on how the UK is helping people affected by the conflict in Syria, please see: www.gov.uk/government/news/syria-the-latest-updates-on-uk...
Picture: Russell Watkins/Department for International Development
*Name has been changed