UK Pledges More Humanitarian Aid to Syria

To provide food, water and shelter to refugees


The UK is to give another £100m to Syria to help tackle the war-torn country's humanitarian crisis.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the pledge—which takes the total from the government to £500m—showed the UK was "leading the charge" to help.

Speaking from New York, Mr Clegg said: "We cannot avert our gaze from the Syrian people, especially children."

The £100m will go to agencies providing food, clean water and shelter to four million people displaced by fighting.