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How does Britain Help?

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Lebanon

New business with traditional textiles

Syrian refugees are reviving a traditional woodblock technique to make beautiful clothes and soft furnishings in an innovative British-aid supported project.

Syria

Marwa: I wish we could return home

Marwa was forced to leave Syria after sustained bombing in her neighbourhood. Mercy Corps, suppor...

Syria

White Helmets: Ordinary citizens saving lives

After a bomb hits, the Syrian Civil Defence, known as the White Helmets, are first on the scene r...

Gaza

Abdullah: I still have a big future ahead of me

Palestinian Abdullah was operated on by British surgeons after being severely injured in a motorb...

Syria

Meet Syria's White Helmets

Before the conflict, they were bakers, gym teachers, pharmacists and students. Today, they are un...

Syria

Maha: I don't have to ask anyone for money

Maha, a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon, now makes a living as a tailor after being trained with...

Syria

Nawal: I'm a psychologist working with refugees

The UK government has provided £28.3 million to the International Rescue Committee to support pe...

Lebanon

Mariam: It helps me forget about the war

Syrian refugee Mariam, 12, goes to a UK-aid funded school three days a week where she learns Arab...

Syria

Getting Syrian children into the classroom in Zaatari camp

Innovative UK-aid funded campaign works with the community to get refugee children off the street...

Syria

Ahmad: I'm learning more every day

Ahmad, 11, a Syrian refugee in Jordan, was out of school for two years. UK aid help got him back ...

Gaza

Man's home demolished during fighting – twice

After this Gazan man's home was demolished during fighting, it took him five years to build a new...

Lebanon

Netting a profit: Selling equipment to local fishermen

Syrian refugees are learning to make nets they hope to trade with fishermen on Lebanon's north co...

Lebanon

Distributing emergency food at at the Syria-Lebanon border

UK assistance, through the World Food Programme, includes food aid for desperate refugees crossin...

Lebanon

Food vouchers: A boost for refugees and local shopkeepers

UK aid helps provide 1.3 million food vouchers every month. They help Syrian refugee families whe...

Lebanon

Pre-paid cards give Syrians food choices

Ekram El-Huni of the World Food Programme on innovations that are changing the way 850,000 Syrian...

Jordan

A tour of Zaatari refugee camp

A 360-degree look at the huge camp in Jordan that some 120,000 Syrian refugees now call home, whe...

Gaza

British doctors in Gaza

NHS medics helping those in Gaza

Lebanon

Heavy snow makes life in tents a struggle

More than 400,000 Syrian refugees live in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, an area affected by winter stor...

Bangladesh

Sanowara: I feared my baby would not make it

After fleeing persecution at seven-months pregnant, Sanowara gave birth to a healthy child with h...

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