Britain Helps - New business with traditional textiles

How does Britain Help?

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

New business with traditional textiles

Syrian refugees are reviving a traditional woodblock technique to make beautiful clothes and soft furnishings in an innovative British-aid supported project.

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

Abdullah: I still have a big future ahead of me

British surgeons operated on Abdullah after a serious motorbike accident. Since 2014, UK aid has...

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...

Syria

Getting Syrian children into the classroom in Zaatari camp

Innovative UK-aid funded campaign works with the community to help refugee children off the stree...

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 ...

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

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...

Lebanon

Pre-paid cards give Syrians food choices

Ekram El-Huni of the World Food Programme on innovations that are changing the way Syrian refugee...

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 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...

Bangladesh

Sanowara: I feared my baby would not make it

After fleeing persecution at seven-months pregnant, Sanowara gave birth to a healthy child with h...

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