British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced an additional £52m in aid to help the estimated two million refugees who have fled the civil war in Syria.
“This is a moral imperative. This is the big refugee crisis of our time. As the (UN) Secretary General has made clear, seven million people are in dire need and chemical weapons attacks have made this even more acute,” Cameron told everyone during a humanitarian meeting at the G20.
“A Syrian becomes a refugee every 15 seconds while we sit here at this conference. That is 5,000 fleeing their homes and becoming homeless while we are at this G20 summit.”
The extra £52m brings Britain’s total aid contribution to the Syria crisis to £400m.