The United Kingdom announced Thursday (July 5) 9 million pounds ($14 million) in additional support to Syrians who continue to be affected by violence in the country.
The new British support comes a day ahead of the Friends of Syria meeting in Paris, which will be attended by U.K. foreign secretary William Hague, according to a press release.
The money will be coursed through humanitarian agencies such as the U.N. World Food Program and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees. It is expected to provide for the needs of people inside Syria and those who fled to neighboring countries.
The money will cover emergency food aid, shelter, household items and medicines, and health, water and sanitation services. It will also be used to ensure the security of U.N. humanitarian operations in the country.
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