We are seeing shocking levels of violence with the Syrian regime and Russia indiscriminately bombing the country's people.

I can assure you that the Government is continuing its efforts to persuade both sides to agree a ceasefire and then work towards a political solution. 

The UK is currently working with international partners to try to find a way through this horrific situation. Britain is taking a lead, alongside our allies America and France, in highlighting what is happening in Syria. We have also been putting pressure on Syria and Russia through the UN Security Council. 

As well as diplomatic efforts, we are also at the forefront of the humanitarian response in the region. The UK has pledged £2.3 billion to the Syria crisis and is the second largest humanitarian donor after the US. 

The situation in Syria is raised regularly in Parliament, including at Foreign Office Questions and International Development Questions. These occasions provide MPs from all parties with an opportunity to press Ministers on what they are doing to alleviate the suffering in Syria. Further to this, there was an emergency debate regarding the humanitarian situation in Aleppo in October.