Nations pledge over $1.5bn in Syrian aid

Aim of conference was to help those suffering inside Syria and refugees in neighbouring countries.

    The UN says donors at a fund raising conference in Kuwait have helped it raise more than its target of $1.5bn for Syrian humanitarian assistance.

    The aim of the conference was to help those suffering inside Syria, and the refugees in neighbouring countries - a figure that now stands at more 700,000.

    Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, called the situation in Syria a humanitarian catastrophe that was growing by the day.

    Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays reports from Kuwait City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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