Kuwait pledges $500 mn at Syria donors' conference

AFP , Wednesday 15 Jan 2014

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid al-Hamad al-Sabah (C), U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (4th R) and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (3rd R), pose with other leaders for a group photo before the opening session of the Syrian Donors Conference at Bayan Palace in Kuwait City January 15, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Wednesday opened a Syria donors' conference with a pledge of $500 million towards an unprecedented $6.5 billion appeal by the United Nations to aid millions of Syrians.

"I am pleased to announce at this conference the donation of $500 million to help our Syrian brothers," the emir said as he inaugurated the second International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria.

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