RAF Delivers UK Aid to Turkey for Syrians in Crisis

The UK Government has delivered vital humanitarian aid to the Turkey-Syria border, which will provide much-needed relief and protection for Syrians amid the worsening humanitarian crisis in Idlib.

A Royal Air Force (RAF) C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlifter carrying 37 tonnes of UK aid landed in Hayat on March 11 afternoon. The supplies on board include tents to provide life-saving shelter, hygiene kits, blankets, water purification tablets, cooking equipment and lanterns for around 300 families who have been forced to flee their homes and seek safety in harsh conditions

The aid flight is in addition to £89 million of UK aid for Syria – announced last week – to help protect victims of violence, which included tents, thermal blankets, clothing, food, clean water and medical supplies, among other measures.

The aid supplies are being distributed in the worst affected areas including Idlib in northwest Syria, with the cooperation of the Turkish Red Crescent.

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