X Close

World

Published: Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 5:20:01 PM
Updated: Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 5:20:59 PM

Charities pledge $400 million for Syria aid - report

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Non-governmental organisations have pledged a combined $400 million (£243.57 million) for humanitarian aid for Syria ahead of an international donor conference to be held in Kuwait, the Gulf state's official news agency KUNA said on Tuesday.

The donor conference, which opens on Wednesday, aims to help the United Nations raise $6.5 billion in 2014 to help Syrians inside and outside of the country.

A donor conference last year in Kuwait raised $1.5 billion to help provide food, drinking water and shelter.

(Reporting by Sylvia Westall, Editing by William Maclean and Janet Lawrence)

advertisement

  1. MH370 search: Next 48 hours crucial, says Hishammuddin
  2. Gobind: My father was a simple man, who enjoyed simple things
  3. CM proposes that sea front be renamed Karpal Singh Drive
  4. Former police chief recalls fond memories
  5. Dr Mahathir: Kassim Ahmad's arrest wrongly portrays Islam as 'hard and unmerciful'
  6. Karpal Singh: He never feared defeat, says Guan Eng
  7. Karpal Singh, my loving husband
  8. MERS virus: 64 villagers from Kampung Bintang quarantined for a week
  9. ‘Don’t play the fool’ and other quotes by Karpal Singh
  10. Michael — shy man whose care spoke volumes

advertisement

advertisement