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Aid urged for Syrian refugees

UN seeks $1.5bn as 60 nations meet in Kuwait to discuss growing needs of people displaced by ongoing conflict.
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2013 06:52

Representatives from more than 60 countries will meet in Kuwait for a conference on the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

The United Nations estimates that more than 700,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring nations.

Another two million have been displaced by the 22-month-long conflict or are in need of food and medicine.

The UN is seeking $1.5bn from donors to help address the growing needs of the refugees.

Al Jazeera's Rula Amin reports from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon.

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