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How does Britain Help?

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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 storms. British aid is helping tens of thousands with fuel for heating, shelter and warm clothes to protect them from the cold.

Syria

Iman: I had to flee but Syria is still my home

After facing hunger, cold and seeing people killed by bombs all around them, Iman and her daughte...

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

Helping homeless people in Gaza

Aid agencies estimate that at least 100,000 people remain homeless in Gaza, the small strip of la...

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

Amira: Married at 13 and beaten

Amira fled Jordan because of the trauma she'd suffered there before and during the conflict. 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 ...

Lebanon

Creating safe spaces for women in Lebanon

UK aid is helping to fund community centres in Lebanon where women and girls can get vocational t...

Gaza

'It's about what happens to people in a war zone'

UK Aid has supplied Gazans with emergency medical supplies, shelter, healthcare and sanitation.

Lebanon

New business with traditional textiles

Syrian refugees are reviving a traditional woodblock technique to make beautiful clothes and soft...

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

Preventing deadly disease in farm animals

The UK is supporting an animal vaccination campaign aimed at treating livestock coming across the...

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

Textbooks, school for refugee children

The UK is supporting a UNICEF initiative to provide 70,000 children with education in Lebanon and...

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

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