UK government will send £18.4 million in aid for refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.
He announced that the UK government will send £18.4 million in aid over two years to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) to provide vital assistance to refugees in Jordan fleeing the fighting in Syria.
Speaking at a reception with British Muslims in Whitehall on 6th November 2013, he said: “I have been clear since the crisis in Syria began that the United Kingdom cannot turn a blind eye to these tragic events. This funding for refugees in Jordan is just the latest evidence that the British people will not stand by while so many people are suffering. As I said at the UN in September, I hope more countries will follow our lead and help to fill the shortfall in aid for the innocent victims of this conflict.”