Justine Greening hailed the important relief work as she visited the Glasgow offices of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf). The charity has raised more than £400,000 through an emergency appeal to help provide food, water, shelter, blankets and medical care to thousands of refugees in Lebanon and Jordan who have fled the conflict in Syria.
Ms Greening said the work of Scottish charities form a key part of the UK's response to the humanitarian crisis.
"The important work I have seen at Sciaf will make a huge difference to thousands of people struggling to survive," she said.
Sciaf's head of international programmes, Lorraine Currie, said: "Sciaf has been able to provide life-saving support and resources where they are needed most in Lebanon and Jordan."