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Andrew Mitchell meeting with children from Syria

British Secretary of State for International Development Andrew Mitchell meets children and facilitators during his visit to a UNICEF supported child friendly space at Za’atari refugee camp on the Jordan – Syria border.


British aid to help 45,000 more refugees


Britain will quadruple its assistance to help tens of thousands more refugees fleeing worsening fighting in Syria, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced on 7 August 2012 as he visited the new Za'atri tented refugee camp in Jordan, on the Syrian border.


It will provide emergency food rations for over 18,000 Syrian refugees and safe drinking water and sanitation for thousands more, along with measures aimed specifically at young people, including help for children caught up in violence and basic supplies for mothers and babies.


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Taken on August 7, 2012