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UN chief says Syria aid pledges exceed $1.5 bn

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International donors at a Kuwait conference on Wednesday pledged more than the targeted $1.5 billion in aid for stricken Syrians, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said. 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon attends the opening ceremony of the International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on January 30, 2013. International donors at a Kuwait conference have pledged more than the targeted $1.5 billion in aid for stricken Syrians, Ban says.

"I am pleased to announce that pledges have exceeded the target... more than $1.5 billion have been pledged including the $184 million pledged by non-governmental organisations," Ban told a news conference.

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