Further £50,000 takes Syrian aid donations to more than £142,000

GUERNSEY’S Overseas Aid Commission has donated a further £50,000 to help those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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Syrian refugees at the Dahb El Sim refugee camp in Saida, Lebanon. REF: PA-18018295.jpg

GUERNSEY’S Overseas Aid Commission has donated a further £50,000 to help those affected by the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The body will give £25,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Syria crisis appeal and £25,000 to Unicef’s appeal.

It means that the total amount of emergency relief aid donated to Syria on behalf of Guernsey people stands at £142,750.

The commission said it had been following events in Syria and its border regions and it recognised the humanitarian situation had worsened significantly.

‘Sadly, the ongoing civil conflict in Syria shows no sign of improving and, as is invariably the case in such situations, it is the most vulnerable who suffer the most,’ said commission chairman Mike O’Hara.

‘The commissioners are very mindful of the plight of the Syrian people, both those who have fled their homes and those who remain in Syria.’