Ban says more than $2.4 bln pledged at Syria aid conference

by Reuters
Thursday, 16 January 2014 04:22 GMT

Damaged buildings are pictured in the besieged area of Homs January 12, 2014.

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KUWAIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said donors had promised more than $2.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria at conference on Wednesday.

"Today more than $2.4 billion was pledged," Ban said in a speech at the gathering in Kuwait.

(Reporting by Sylvia Westall, Editing by William Maclean)

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