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RAF Delivers Aid For Syrian Refugees

The supplies were delivered to the Turkey-Syria border on an RAF C-17 Globemaster aircraft.

The Royal Air Force has delivered aid to the Turkey-Syria border for Syrian refugees caught in the worsening humanitarian crisis in the country.

An RAF C-17 aircraft transported 37 tonnes of supplies to Hatay, Turkey, on Wednesday afternoon.

The aid includes tents, hygiene kits, blankets, water purification tablets, cooking equipment and lanterns for around 300 Syrian families, who have had to flee their homes.

A separate package of £89 million of UK aid for Syria was announced last week.

Supplies have been distributed to the areas worst affected, including Idlib in the north-west of the country, with assistance from the Turkish Red Crescent.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace visited Ankara on Thursday to discuss with his Turkish counterpart – Hulusi Akar – how the UK can provide further help.

“The people of Idlib have suffered enormously during this conflict and these crucial supplies delivered by our military will provide shelter for hundreds of families in desperate need,” he said.

Cover Image: RAF C-17 Globemaster aircraft delivers the aid in Turkey (Picture: RAF).