UK charity sets off with convoy of aid to Syrians
30 October 2012 Last updated at 10:04 GMT
An emergency aid group made up of NHS doctors, nurses and other staff has set off with a cargo of food, clothing and medical supplies, bound for Syria.
Civil war has forced hundreds of thousands of people in the country into poverty, while there are limited food supplies and widespread shortages of every necessity.
Katie Rowlett reports.