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Published: Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 11:35:01 PM
Updated: Wednesday January 15, 2014 MYT 11:35:56 PM

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

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a news conference at Quru Gusik refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a news conference at Quru Gusik refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

KUWAIT (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said donors had promised more than $2.4 billion (£1.4 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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