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Syria

Amira: Married at 13 and beaten

With support from UK aid, International Rescue Committee helps Amira and many thousands of women like her overcome their negative experiences and build new lives.

Syria

Marwa: I wish we could return home

Marwa was forced to leave Syria after sustained bombing in her neighbourhood. UK Aid is helping m...

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 at least 100,000 people remain homeless in Gaza as a result of conflict. Fi...

Syria

Meet Syria's White Helmets

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

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...

Syria

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

Syrian refugee Maha now makes a living as a tailor after being trained by International Rescue ...

Syria

Roqaya: I didn't think I'd walk again

Young Syrian lost both legs when her home was hit by a bomb. Today, she is mobile again using pr...

Syria

Nawal: I'm a psychologist working with refugees

Thanks to £28.3 million in support from UK aid, International Rescue Committee psychologists lik...

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...

Gaza

'I want the war to end'

This little girl's father was killed in the conflict and she lives in a tent after her home was d...

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...

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 aid support includes food aid for desperate refugees crossing into Lebanon distributed by the...

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...

Gaza

British medics saving lives in Gaza

Doctors from the UK are going out on a monthly basis to provide training and medical equipment, a...

Lebanon

Heavy snow makes life in tents a struggle

Over 400,000 Syrian refugees live in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, an area affected by winter storms. U...

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