Kuwait pledges $500 million at Syria donors meet

A Syrian Kurdish refugee child from the Kobani area, holds on to a fence at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP)

Kuwaiti emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Tuesday pledged $500 million at a U.N. donors conference for Syria hosted in his country.

The major conference aims to raise billions of dollars with experts warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe” unfolding in the war-torn country.

The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion this year, and hopes to receive major pledges at the one-day conference which will be attended by delegates from 78 nations.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon chaired the third International Pledging Conference for Syria.
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