UN Makes Record Humanitarian Appeal for Syria

World | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 12:00|  views

Syrian refugees. Photo by BGNES

A major donor conference began in Kuwait as part of a UN appeal to raise donations for Syria, Wednesday.

The UN announced that a record USD 6.5 B must be collected to tackle the crisis in the Middle Eastern country where civil war continues, BBC reported.

Charity organizations have pledged USD 400 M to help alleviate the humanitarian plight of Syrians, at a meeting of charitable non-governmental organizations in Kuwait on Tuesday.

The conference takes place amid news of refugees dying of starvation in camps completely blocked because of ongoing fighting.

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Tags: UN, Kuwait, Syria, donor conference, refugee


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