Syria aid pledges hit $3.8 billion as IS kills 37 civilians

April 1, 2015 1:58 AM

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8 billion at a UN-backed conference held in Kuwait to help millions of children, women and men affected by the devastating conflict in Syria, now in its fifth year.

“Today, the international community has come together in solidarity with the people of Syria and neighbouring countries bearing the heavy burden of hosting millions of Syrian refugees,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who chaired the gathering, to a press briefing after the pledges were announced.

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