Britain Helps - videos

How does Britain Help?

Britain leads thousands of aid and diplomatic projects around the world.
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Saving Lives

Britain is helping people to prosper around the world by supporting individuals, nurturing small businesses and putting better infrastructure in place to provide a fairer environment.

Jordan

Shaher: I was shot in Syria, now I shoot basketball hoops

Shaher was shot in Syria and left unable to walk but with treatment in Jordan funded by UK Aid he...

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...

Syria

Meet Syria's White Helmets

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

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

White Helmet's Khaled: One rescue I'll never forget

White Helmets volunteer recounts 12 excruciating hours spent digging a two-week old baby out of a...

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

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...

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...

Lebanon

Sajida, 9, saved from 'starving to death'

Syrian refugee Sajida and her family were so poor when they arrived in Lebanon that her mother wa...

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