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During the ‪Supporting Syria‬ and the Region Conference, the UK government and the United Nations partnered with Instagram to produce a video studio where delegates had a unique opportunity to reach far beyond the conference walls and connect with a global audience. The videos were made by Swiss photographer and Instagrammer Marco Grob.

Prime Minister David Cameron

“Our new approach is to double the money that we are giving to the Syrian refugee crisis, help provide a school place for every Syrian child outside Syria and to make sure there are jobs so people can support their families in the region”, says UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the #SupportSyrians Conference. Leaders from across the world are gathered in London to help the millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Nearly 5 years of the Syria conflict has seen 250,000 people dead and 4.5 million refugees. The UK is today increasing spending on education to £20m per year over the next 4 years in Jordan, one of the countries shouldering the heaviest burden of the Syrian displacement. Video by @marcogrob #UKaid #UnitedNations

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“Syria is in agony. They need immediate protection and assistance. Let’s act now”. #UnitedNations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joins world leaders from around the globe at the #SupportSyrians Conference to help the millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed for the #SyriaCrisis. Leaders are gathered in London to rise to the challenge of raising money and provide safer healthcare, education and support for the most vulnerable people inside Syria, especially girls and women. Video by @marcogrob

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UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening

“No child should miss out on an education because of this conflict”, says Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development (@dfid_uk), at the #SupportSyrians Conference to help the millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Nearly 5 years of the #SyriaCrisis has seen 250,000 people dead and 4.5 million refugees. The UK is today increasing spending on education to £20m per year over the next 4 years in Jordan, one of the countries shouldering the heaviest burden of the Syrian displacement. Video by @marcogrob #UKaid #UnitedNations

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Helen Clarke, UNDP Administrator

“This conference brings hope to people within Syria — of a job or a livelihood or a small business — that can help them be self-reliant in this crisis”. @HelenClarkUNDP, head of @UNDP, joins world leaders from around the globe at the #SupportSyrians Conference to help the millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Today’s conference in London aims to generate significant new support for those affected by the #SyrianCrisis, including increased funding. It’s time to support Syrians more than ever. Video by @marcogrob #UnitedNations #UNDP

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Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank

President Jim Yong Kim of the @worldbank delivers a powerful statement at the #SupportSyrians Conference in London today in support for Syria, its people, and the region. “Our hearts are broken by the suffering of the Syrian people and we are inspired by the generosity of their neighbours”, the World Bank President said in his message. “We will triple our support to this region to $20 billion for the next five years.” President Jim Yong Kim joins world leaders from around the globe at the #SupportSyrians Conference to help the millions of people caught up in the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Nearly 5 years of the #SyriaCrisis has seen 250,000 people dead and 4.5 million refugees. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed and leaders from around world are gathered in London to rise to the challenge of raising money and to create hope, jobs and help get every Syrian child back into school. It’s time to support Syrians more than ever. Video by @marcogrob

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Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of Lebanon

Lebanon is a success story in delivering humanitarian aid. Support Lebanon and support Syrian refugees, says Tammam Salam, Prime Minister of Lebanon, at today’s #SupportSyrians Conference. Nearly 5 years of the #SyriaCrisis has seen 250,000 people dead and 4.5 million refugees. The host governments and communities neighbouring Syria continue to bear the brunt of the spillover from the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. Leaders are gathered in London to raise funds to help the millions of people caught up in the conflict, including by providing education for all Syrian refugee and host community children this school year. Video by @marcogrob #UnitedNations

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Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, pictured at the #SupportSyrians Conference. In his address to the conference Prime Minister #Tsipras said: “Despite all its current financial difficulties, #Greece is pledging €300,000 in 2016 in support of Syrian refugees. This amount is only symbolic, but the battle given every day by #Greek citizens dealing with incoming refugees is not symbolic but invaluable. Since July, we have dealt with more than 900,000 incoming refugees, of which 500,000 are Syrians. The cost of handling this number is huge and, at the same time, Greek Coastguard has saved the lives of more than 150,000 refugees and immigrants. Greek citizens are doing all they can to support Syrian refugees. The Syrian crisis has a humanitarian impact that will stay on for decades and which cannot be tackled by raising walls or pushing people back to the sea, risking their death.” The conference in London on Thursday raised an unprecedented $10 billion to help the millions of people caught up in the Syria conflict — the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis. ? @marcogrob #UnitedNations #SyriaCrisis

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Paolo Gentiloni, Italian Foreign Minister

The most serious humanitarian crisis in decades needs the most serious humanitarian commitments in decades — and Italy will do its part, says Italian Foreign Minister @paologentiloni at today’s #SupportSyrians Conference. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed for the #SyriaCrisis. Leaders are gathered in London to rise to the challenge of raising money and to work together to help make Syria more stable. It’s time to support Syrians more than ever. Video by @marcogrob #UnitedNations

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Linas Antanas Linkevičius, Lithuanian Foreign Minister

Syria today is probably the most dangerous and worst place for children to live. We must help them, says Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Antanas Linkevičius at today’s #SupportSyrians Conference. Billions of dollars in international aid are needed to help the millions of people caught up in the Syria conflict — the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis . Leaders are gathered in London to rise to the challenge of raising money and to provide safer healthcare, education and support for the most vulnerable people inside Syria, especially girls and women. It’s time to support Syrians more than ever. Video by @marcogrob #UnitedNations @SyriaCrisis

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